Tag:Kenny Britt
Posted on: November 13, 2010 3:27 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2010 8:40 pm

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part II

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Patriots at Steelers

It was big news Friday when Tom Brady was listed as probable with a right shoulder on New England’s injury report (everybody in the Northeast let out a HUGE exhale). But he also was spotted limping Friday, and he declined to comment to the media about why. This obviously would be a problem if he’s called upon to move around in the pocket or to scramble.

In other New England injury news, RB Fred Taylor is listed as questionable with his turf toe injury. He was limited in practice all week, but the team also might want to hold off inserting him into a game before he’s completely healthy. He hasn’t played since Week 3.

UPDATE (8:38 p.m.): New England has downgraded three players to "out." That includes OG Stephen Neal, RB Fred Taylor and DE Myron Taylor. None of them will play Sunday.

Steelers DE Brett Keisel has missed three straight games because of a hamstring injury, and he’s doubtful again this week. He was supposed to start last Monday vs. the Bengals, but he re-aggravated the injury in warmups. OG Chris Kemoeatu also is doubtful after spraining his knee in Cincinnati. It sounds like Ramon Foster will take his place in the starting lineup.

LB James Harrison was a late addition to the injury report with back spasms. He’s listed as questionable.

Titans at Dolphins

The big question mark for Tennessee obviously is QB Vince Young. I wrote earlier today that it doesn’t sound like he will play , and that means Kerry Collins would get the starting nod.

WR Kenny Britt is out with a hamstring – potentially for the rest of the regular season – but that’s where Randy Moss is supposed to come in and perform.

For Miami, a couple backups (CB Tyrone Culver and WR Roberto Wallace) are questionable, and although some of the team’s most important players (T Jake Long, LB Karlos Dansby, S Chris Clemons and TE Anthony Fasano) are on the injury list, all of them are probable and should play.

Jets at Browns

One of the stranger stories of the week was Browns LB Marcus Benard who collapsed in the locker room Thursday and was sent to the hospital for tests. He didn’t practice Friday and is questionable to play. But Benard, who leads the team with 4 ½ sacks, wants to be out there, and it’s certainly possible Cleveland could allow him to do so.

Meanwhile, Cleveland QBs Jake Delhomme (ankle) and Seneca Wallace (ankle) are both questionable, but at this point, it’s hard to see how coach Eric Mangini could insert either given the way Colt McCoy has played the past three games.

The Jets are pretty healthy. CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Calvin Pace (foot) G Matt Slauson (knee) and T Damien Woody (knee) are on the injury list, but all are listed as probable.

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Posted on: November 11, 2010 5:47 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2010 6:09 pm

Police won't charge Britt in nightclub incident

Posted by Will Brinson

Kenny Britt's had a pretty up-and-down season in 2010 (he went from nightclub incident goat to monster performance to hamstring injury to lining up across from Randy Moss), and he got another "up" on Thursday, when Nashville police announced that they would not charge Britt in the nightclub incident from October.

The police turned the file over to the district attorney and stated, per Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean that "any further action is contingent upon decisions by the district attorney’s office."

Or, you know, anyone else who wanted to get involved ...

Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:43 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 11:45 pm

Kenny Britt (hamstring) could be out 6-8 weeks

Posted by Andy Benoit

The news appears to be as bad as expected for Kenny Britt. Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.com reports that the Tennessee wide receiver could be out six to eight weeks with a right hamstring injury.

Britt, who two weeks ago exploded for 225 yards and three touchdowns, missed all but the first five plays of last week’s game at San Diego.

Of course, the "six to eight weeks" is just an early diagnosis. While rare with hamstrings, it’s possible Britt could recover quicker.

“It's amazing how one day of treatment can help you out,” Britt said Wednesday. “We've got great trainers, but right now we're working to get me back out there. I'm out for Miami (Week 10), but we'll see after that.”

The Titans may not need to rush Britt back, of course. You may have heard that on Wednesday they acquired a certain veteran receiver with big downfield playmaking abilities.

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 7:10 pm

Podcast: Clay Travis talks Moss to the Titans

Posted by Will Brinson

Perhaps you've heard about Randy Moss ending up in Tennessee? Well, he did. And to get the local lowdown on what this means for Tennessee, we brought Clay Travis of FanHouse and 104.5 The Zone's Three-Hour Lunch (Nashville radio) to talk about what Moss' addition means.

We discuss whether it was the right move for the Titans, if Jeff Fisher can contain Moss, what it means for Vince Young, whether the Titans are the favorites for the AFC South now, how many touchdowns Moss will score the rest of this year and much, much more.

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:21 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 5:19 pm

Randy Moss awarded to Tennessee Titans

Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL awarded Randy Moss to the Tennessee on Wednesday -- given the Titans spot in the NFL's waiver order, a large number of teams declined to claim Moss.

A report from SI's Don Banks before the 4 PM EST waiver deadline indicated that Tennessee put in a claim, and it appears that Moss' reported unwillingness to show up to a non-contender's office may have put a scare in several teams, most notably the St. Louis Rams, who were actually favored to land Moss, but concerned with how he might affect a young locker room.

In fact, the NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reported Wednesday that the Titans were the only team put a claim in for Moss.

Fans of the NFL (and especially Tennessee fans) will recall that in the 1998 NFL Draft, with the 16th overall pick, the Tennessee Oilers made Kevin Dyson the first wideout taken ... five spots ahead of where Moss was selected by the Vikings.

Clearly Moss' addition makes the Titans a better team -- Chris Johnson will see less stacked boxes and if Kenny Britt is able to return (which isn't guaranteed, and may be part of the reason why the Titans targeted Moss), he'll be facing single coverage frequently.

Vince Young's ability to scramble and improvise should work quite well with Moss' deep speed (and, by the way, Young's the top-rated passer in the NFL right now), and Moss should be absolutely drooling when he looks at the Titans remaining schedule: after the Titans Week 9 bye, they face Miami (12th in the league against the pass), the Redskins (30th), the Texans (32nd) twice, the Jaguars (28th), the Colts (7th) twice, and the Chiefs (23rd). 

Quickly following the news that the Titans were awarded Moss, multiple reports indicated that the wideout would report to Tennessee, and his agent, Joel Segal, confirmed that in a statement Wednesday.

"Randy is looking forward to coming to Tennessee," Segal said via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. "He is ready to play."

The Titans are excited as well, clearly.

"We are always looking for ways to improve our roster," said Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt, according to the Titans Twitter feed. "Randy is obviously a Hall of Fame player, [and] has the ability to be a difference maker for our offense."

Jeff Fisher added that, "We had an opportunity to upgrade our offense and Randy has been a tremendous threat where ever he has been. We will bring him up to speed as quickly as possible."

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post reports that the Patriots and Vikings will each foot $1.5 million of Moss' contract, while the Titans will pick up the remaining $3.4 million because of their waiver claim.

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Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:49 pm

Report: Titans put in claim for Moss

Posted by Will Brinson

As the Randy Moss sweepstakes (mercifully) come to a close, reports have been coming in left and right as to what teams put a claim in for him (check our full breakdown of the NFL waiver wire order here).

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated reports via a league source that the Tennessee Titans have entered a claim for the former Viking.

Tennessee is one team that really makes sense for Moss -- they're a contender and Kenny Britt's hamstring injury trainwrecked (the extent of which is still unknown) gives them a clear need for a deep threat.

Additionally, Jeff Fisher is a type of no-nonsense coach that could keep Moss in line, at least in theory.

In other news, the Chiefs' Todd Haley said they are not interested, and Pete Carroll stated that the Seahawks did not put a claim in for Moss.

The Titans are 23rd on the NFL waiver order, and would need several teams (most notably the Rams) to pass on Moss in order to obtain his services.

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:08 am

Vince Young could return next week

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With Titans QB Vince Young hobbling around on his bad left ankle, coach Jeff Fisher said he thinks Young can return to practice next week after this Sunday’s bye, writes the Tennessean.

But it sounds like WR Kenny Britt, who suffered a hamstring injury Sunday, will be out a while longer.

"He may miss some time,'' Fisher said. "We're going to treat him very aggressively, and we'll have more information after we return from the off weekend. If it was a season-ending injury, I would tell you right now it is season-ending. No, it is not.''

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Posted on: November 1, 2010 9:48 am

Kenny Britt's hamstring injury doesn't look good

Posted by Andy Benoit

This probably comes as no surprise to anyone who watched the Titans-Chargers contest, but Kenny Britt’s hamstring injury appearsK. Britt to be of the serious ilk. A week after posting seven catches for 225 yards and three scores, Britt popped his hamstring five plays into the game.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Britt was seen grabbing his hamstring in practice during the week, but he was not listed on the injury report. Fisher acknowledged that Britt’s hammy had been tightening up throughout the week.

Britt is scheduled for an MRI Monday. According to Fisher, he is expected to be out an “extended period of time”.

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