Titans coach Mike Munchak addressed the status of wide receiver Kenny Britt on Friday as the Titans reported for training camp.
Munchak said that the team is preparing to start the season without Britt, something that seems like a sound course of action since Britt is facing a possible suspension for his recent DUI arrest and because he’s coming off of three knee surgeries since he last played in an NFL game. That arrest was the eighth of Britt’s NFL career, with three of them coming during the lockout and he avoided league discipline last season as a result.
He probably won’t be so lucky this time, although he won’t be facing any discipline from the team at the moment. Munchak said that the team would let the league handle the disciplinary side of things and that there was no thought about making a statement by releasing him as the Lions did with cornerback Aaron Berry after two offseason arrests.
“For us to do a knee-jerk reaction — in any case, not just Kenny — would be wrong by us or by me,” Munchak said, via David Boclair of the Nashville City Press. “At some point the right thing will be done by the league and by us if it needs to be done.”
Britt’s talent will keep him from facing the ax in Tennessee right now, but it won’t save him forever. The Titans should hope that a suspension from the league turns the light on for Britt before it is too late for him to help himself or the team.