Kenny Britt set to start running and cutting

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When Kenny Britt had a second surgery on his knee in mid-May, the Titans said that it was a minor procedure.

Their lack of worry appears to be well-founded. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Britt will run and cut for the first time since the operation on Thursday, a significant milestone even if Britt says that he’s still got a way to go before he’s 100 percent after tearing his ACL and MCL last year. That said, Britt is still shooting to be on the field when the season gets started.

“I lost some strength in my leg a little bit and that set me back a little bit,” Britt said. “But I start running on the field to see how I feel. They thought it would be next week, so I feel good about that. There is no problem with me hopping and skipping and things like that. Seeing how I can cut… I am hoping I’ll be back for opening day. Hoping and praying.”

With Kendall Wright drawing rave reviews for his early play and Nate Washington coming off a strong season, a healthy Britt looks like the final (and, perhaps, biggest) piece of a potentially potent Titans passing attack. Realizing that potential will require making the right choice between Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker, but whoever wins that battle should have a strong receiving corps at their disposal.