Sunday, September 29, 2013
On Britt: Listening isn't initiating
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans will listen to offers for wide receiver Kenny Britt, reports Adam Schefter.
Well, teams habitually answer their phones. I don’t doubt they’d take a call with an inquiry. I do question anyone who’d want him.
And fielding an offer is far different than picking up the phone and dialing 9 to get an outside line. Indications I’m getting are sure, they’d listen, but no, they aren’t actively shopping him.
I’ll reiterate what I’ve said during his three-game struggle to open the season: What is it about him that would make someone want to trade for him?
Is it the lack of production? Or the lack of focus? Is it the off-field headaches? Or the bad knee? Don’t forget, in exchange for a pick, a team could get a player under contract for all 12 games beyond today’s.
Britt was limited during the week because of a fractured rib suffered on a bad landing, but he's inactive for today's game against the Jets.
If Anquan Boldin is only worth a sixth-round pick, Britt, no matter how much younger, is worth about a ninth.
The draft ends after seven rounds, of course.
The Titans have a nice pool of receivers with Nate Washington, Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Damian Williams and Michael Preston.
There will still come a time when they'll need Britt and might get something out of him.
That stands to give Tennessee more value than a conditional seventh-rounder. If someone wants to offer that, or more, of course, the Titans are listening.