Kenny Britt tweeted on Tuesday that be believes 2013 could be his last season with the Tennessee Titans.
Britt's tweet read: “Looks like the Titans pullin that Jared Cook card .. Looking like this the last year ill be sayin #TitanUp .. So lets make it a Great year”
The Titans allowed tight end Jared Cook, who was openly vocal about being under-utilized last year in Tennessee, to walk away. Cook signed a $35 million free agent deal with St. Louis on the first day of free agency. The Titans appear indeed be insuring themselves against Britt leaving. Britt can be a free agent at year's end, and the Titans have drafted receivers Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter with high picks the past two years. They also kept an extra receiver on the roster this year after Michael Preston had a strong preseason and camp.
Britt had four of his five catches this season on Sunday against Houston, but those receptions went for just 28 yards.
“I'd love to be involved as much as they want me to be, as much as I've been in the past couple of years I've been there. But as the game rolls out, I'm there when they need me. I'm not the coordinator and I'm not the quarterback. They decide on where the ball goes,” Britt said.
Britt was taken out of the lineup at the start of the second half Sunday after getting his second holding call in as many games.
“I think that’s more of two weeks in a row he’s had a holding call. I think it was more of get him out and refocus him. We can’t have that in the game. We do this with other players also when something comes up more than one time,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “It was more of making sure we’re on the same page with that so he’s smart with his hands.”
As for Britt's role expanding, Munchak said, “I think he can. We think he can. He needs the season to develop and continue to get the opportunities. That’s where we are as an offense,” he said. “The only way to get certain guys playing is having them play. You need to get NFL plays. You can only get so far with practice to get yourself organized, get yourself ready to play. These guys need to be out there playing with on the job training. I think that’s where he’ll develop and get to where we think he can be.”
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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com