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Kenny Britt “starting from scratch” in St. Louis

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Wide receiver Kenny Britt’s 2013 season in Tennessee was spent pretty much waiting out the clock on the final year of his contract as the Titans had no place for him on the field nor any desire to bring him back in 2014 after years of injuries, mediocre performance and off-field issues.

Britt landed in St. Louis as a free agent and he says he’s feeling good both physically and mentally after reaching the end of the road in Nashville. Britt said he’s feeling healthy and likes the way the Rams are planning on utilizing him as he tries to restart the clock on a once-promising career.

“My mind’s free,” Britt said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I’m relaxed right now. I’m taking this year as a rookie year — just like I’m coming into the league. That’s my mindset right now. Starting from scratch.”

Britt wouldn’t talk about the sexually explicit video that landed on his Instagram account recently, talking instead about being grateful for the way coach Jeff Fisher has supported him and that he only wants to discuss the team getting better. Britt’s role in making the team better is unclear given how little he showed in 2013, but there could be opportunities for him to contribute with Stedman Bailey facing a suspension to start the season.

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19 Responses to “Kenny Britt “starting from scratch” in St. Louis”
  1. skito13 says: Jun 9, 2014 8:53 AM

    I think a big year is in store for number 18 in St. Louis!

  2. boobsanders says: Jun 9, 2014 9:18 AM

    His jersey number stands for the amount of drops he is shooting for that year. This season he will wear #89.

  3. bornahawker says: Jun 9, 2014 9:28 AM

    Tons of talent, not much history of focus. Gets see how he does in two games versus LOB.
    Go Hawks!

  4. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 9, 2014 9:35 AM

    Britt’s issue is 100 percent attitude and not talent. Sure, he lost a step due to knee surgery a few years ago, but he’s still got major untapped potential. If Jeff Fisher can get in his head (like he was starting to in Nashville), then his signing could be a huge score for the Rams. Otherwise, Britt will disappoint like no other receiver in St. Louis history (if his years with Tennessee are any indicator).

    - Titans Fan

  5. bassplucker says: Jun 9, 2014 9:45 AM

    Not one of the league’s more likeable players to be sure, but enough talent to be the #1 WR the Rams have lacked forever IF he can pull everything together. For their sake I hope it works out but I’m not putting any of my money on it.

  6. kingpel says: Jun 9, 2014 10:10 AM

    Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrting now!

  7. schmitty2 says: Jun 9, 2014 10:24 AM

    They signed him to a 1 year deal for minimal salary. The “low risk high reward” adage certainly applies in this situation.

  8. floratiotime says: Jun 9, 2014 10:29 AM

    Once he sees a police car in his rear view mirror he’ll feel right at home.

  9. tennesseetitan78 says: Jun 9, 2014 10:39 AM

    Titans fans always heard “but he has potential!!!” when talking about Britt.. But just like our last OC (Dowell Loggans) said last yr… Potential means you have’nt done nothing yet… We heard he had “potential” and was waiting for him to break-out for 4-5 yrs, with not so good results. But hey, 1yr contract for the minimum, the Rams can’t go wrong.

  10. fballguy says: Jun 9, 2014 10:45 AM

    tennesseeoilers says:

    Otherwise, Britt will disappoint like no other receiver in St. Louis history (if his years with Tennessee are any indicator).

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    Doubtful…He wouldn’t even be the most disappointing Titans receiver. Anyone remember the Drew Bennett deal?

  11. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 9, 2014 11:23 AM

    Um … Drew Bennett had over 12,000 yards receiving one year and multiple 700+ yard seasons. … And Britt? … Jack Squat.

  12. garyhd01 says: Jun 9, 2014 11:34 AM

    fisher got haynesworth to play he got pac man to play they both moved on and left fosher for more money haynesworth never saw another contract, but unlike that situation britt cannot just sit and count his mone, from that standpoint he must perform and then if britt has any brains at all he resigns with stl again and gets paid , nothing like fat albert mind you but when we talk of a mere 10 mil on a 3 year deal lets say id be signing!!

  13. floratiotime says: Jun 9, 2014 11:39 AM

    “Um … Drew Bennett had over 12,000 yards receiving one year …”

    Wow. What a season that must have been.

  14. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 9, 2014 11:55 AM

    very worried about Britt…. better hurry back to Bayonne, I hear someone is trying to take his corner

  15. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    Floratiotime said: “Wow. What a season that must have been.”

    The Rams sure seemed to think so. As a result, they gave Bennett a six-year deal worth $30 million, with $10 million guaranteed.

  16. kingpel says: Jun 9, 2014 12:48 PM

    tennesseeoilers says: Jun 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    The Rams sure seemed to think so. As a result, they gave Bennett a six-year deal worth $30 million, with $10 million guaranteed.
    …………………………………………………………………….

    Which is why Drew Bennett will always be the most disappointing wide receiver in Rams history. Case closed.

  17. jeanoroid says: Jun 9, 2014 12:52 PM

    Waited and waited for Britt to figure it out in TN.
    He never did. Now he’s someone else’ problem.

  18. tennesseetitan78 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:25 PM

    Him and Jarod Cook can sit in the locker room together and wonder where it all went for for them..

  19. sportsbastard says: Jun 9, 2014 2:39 PM

    I don’t blame Titan fans for being sour toward Kenny, however his 1y, 1.5MM deal in STL gives them virtually no risk. He could be a steal.

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