Monday, August 6, 2012
Kenny Britt to explain himself to NFL today
By Paul Kuharsky
The Titans are ready to ramp up Kenny Britt’s rehab, and it sounds like he could be part of practice within two weeks.
Whether his issues off the field land him on the shelf at the start of the season, we don’t know. But he’ll explain himself to the NFL today when he visits the league office, according to John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Britt recently had his eighth incident that required police attention, facing a DUI charge at the Army post at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
“I don't know what to expect -- a lot of questions,” he said.
Britt is on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) as he recovers from knee issues. His rehab has been intense and I watched him run straight lines, figure eights and laterally late last week. He looked smooth and comfortable.
Mike Munchak said Saturday the team would get more aggressive with Britt and he’d start cutting. How he reacts to it over the next couple weeks would give the team a good gauge for his readiness.
If he’s suspended for violating the league’s personal conduct penalty, that penalty could coincide with time on PUP or time out injured, the league says.
But I’d say it’s unlikely he start the season on PUP, which would mean he’d be out for at least the first six weeks of the season.
I can’t see how he doesn’t get suspended. Commissioner Roger Goodell put him on notice a year ago, when his troubles during the lockout didn’t result in league discipline.