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Kenny Britt Meets with NFL: Why the Titans Will Be Fine Without Him

Have we seen the last of Kenny Britt in a Titans uniform?
Have we seen the last of Kenny Britt in a Titans uniform?Grant Halverson/Getty Images
Benjamin MottCorrespondent IIIAugust 6, 2012

Today, Kenny Britt is scheduled to meet with NFL officials about his recent trouble with the law.

This isn't good news at all for Britt. When someone is meeting with the NFL after a string of arrests, it's usually followed by a long suspension. While it's expected that the hammer will fall hard on Britt, the Tennessee Titans shouldn't be too concerned either way.

The Titans drafted Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. If you draft a player at a certain position, that means that you believe that you need it. The Titans' front office clearly has had enough of Britt's off-the-field antics, and the fact that he tore both his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and his medial collateral ligament (MCL) last season did not help his cause. The selection of Wright could mean that the Titans faith in Britt to be their top receiver is running dry, and if so, Kenny Britt may find himself off of the team next season.

Along with Wright, the Titans also have Nate Washington and Damian Williams at receiver. Washington put up his first 1000-yard season last year, and really improved his catching last season. Williams came out of nowhere last year and had a pretty good season, catching 45 passes for 592 yards and five touchdowns. Tight end Jared Cook also did very well last season, racking up 759 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.

While having Britt on the team is definitely not a bad thing, as some feel that he was on his way to a breakout season before his injury, the Titans certainly don't need him. His seemingly inevitable suspension will hurt him much more than it will hurt the team.

He needs to get it together off the field, and fast. Taking a full season away from him may not help matters at all, as he could just find himself in more trouble. For his own sake, he'll have to do more than his best to stay out of jail, or he may find himself not only off of the Titans' roster, but out of football as a whole.

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