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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After irking his coaches Sunday with a costly penalty and earning some time on the bench, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt took to Twitter on Tuesday to indicate that he thinks this will be his last season with the team.
Looks like the Titans pullin that Jared Cook card .. Looking like this the last year ill be sayin #TitanUp .. So lets make it a Great year— Kenny Britt (@KennyBritt_18) September 17, 2013
Cook, a tight end, signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams this past spring after the Titans declined to put the franchise tag on him and didn't pursue a new contract with him.
Britt, a first-round draft pick out of Rutgers in 2009, is in the final year of his rookie contract.
Britt played 60 of the Titans' 70 offensive plays in Sunday's overtime loss to the Houston Texans. Rookie Justin Hunter replaced him for a stretch after an unnecessary holding penalty undid a first-down play."I think it was ... get him out and refocus him," Titans coach Mike Munchak said. "We can't have that in the game. We do this with other players also when something comes up more than one time. It was more of making sure we're on the same page with that so he's smart with his hands. He had a good block going, but at some point you have to let go.
"You have to understand they're going to call it if there's some body language. These guys are good actors in this league. They'll take the flop on you, so you have to be smart with how you use your hands. He wasn't and it cost us a 10-yard penalty on a 10-yard gain. It was a 10-yard run [by Chris Johnson] that got wiped out. We can't have that."
Through two games, Britt has five catches for 43 yards, with a long reception of 15 yards. On a crucial third-and-1 play late in regulation Sunday, Jake Locker had Britt open but overthrew him against a heavy Texans blitz.
Britt expressed some frustration over his role through two games.
"I'd love to be involved as much as they want me to be, as much as I've been in the past," he told The Tennessean. "But as the game rolls out, I am there when they need me. I am not the coordinator and I am not the quarterback -- they decide where the ball goes. I am still ready to go. It is a long season and we have a lot of games to go."
Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains told "The Wake Up Zone" in Nashville that along with three penalties in two games, Britt has had some route issues and needs to be more consistent.
"I think that Kenny's been sloppy at times," Loggains said.