Kenny Britt was prohibited from being around the Titans facilities this week during his suspension, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t working.
Three former Titans made sure he stayed ready, working out with the wide receiver for 90 minutes a day at a suburban private school.
According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, former quarterback Neil O’Donnell, wide receiver Derrick Mason and cornerback Nick Harper worked with Britt at Franklin Road Academy.
“I knew he would be around town, and I knew Kenny just needed something to do,” O’Donnell said. “He needed to go play football with some people who played football. We just coordinated it all.
“And believe me, we haven’t been babying him. We got some work done. And we didn’t get anything out of it except to make a talented receiver better.”
Britt can return to the Titans Monday, and they hope he’s ready to play Sept. 16 against the Chargers. He’s only two weeks removed from being activated from the physically unable to perform list, and hasn’t practiced with the team since he tore his ACL last fall.
O’Donnell even produced some old shoulder pads and a helmet to simulate the work Britt needs, while Harper provided the coverage.
“He is naturally gifted, can run and is strong,” O’Donnell said. “But where I get on Kenny is attention to details. When I want 12 yards, I want 12 yards; I don’t want 11. We’ve been riding him. We’ve been talking to him and coaching him up. We’ve been giving him stuff we experienced.”
The 46-year-old O’Donnell’s not the first to preach about details to Britt, and likely won’t be the last. Hopefully, he has more to show for his time than a sore back from throwing more than a retired man usually does.