The NFL hasn’t made its decision on a possible suspension for Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt yet, but it sounds like the Titans aren’t letting that get in the way of making their own call on Britt.
With the cut to 53 players rapidly approaching, the team has to decide whether or not Britt’s knee is healthy enough for him to take on an active role with the team. Based on what coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday, the team has already decided that it is time to get Britt off the PUP list and back on the field.
“We feel he’s done what we liked,” Munchak said, via John Glennon of the Tennessean. “We’re hoping the next couple days we can make that decision and get him out here working, and then let the league do what it has to do.”
Munchak also said that the team would like to know Britt’s fate with the league ahead of Friday’s deadline because it could impact the decisions they make about who makes the 53-man roster. If Britt is suspended, the Titans won’t have to cut a player they might like to keep and the suspension would serve as a pseudo-PUP list to give Britt’s knee a little extra time. Having a healthy and unsuspended Britt would be better, obviously, but it wouldn’t be such a bad way to go given the actual state of affairs.
UPDATE: The Titans announced Britt has been activated from the PUP list on Tuesday evening.