Titans WRs Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright sit out practice

8/14/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Tennessee Titans were without two of their top receiver on the field Tuesday, with Kenny Britt missing his third straight practice, only to be joined by veteran Kendall Wright on the sidelines.
Britt has been lately unable to practice due to soreness and swelling in his right knee. Even though Britt after Monday’s practice that he felt great, the fifth-year pro was back on the sidelines Tuesday.
"No concerns at all," Britt downplayed the knee issues on Monday. "I wish I could be out there practicing with the fellas, but I am just taking a few days off and making sure I don't have any setbacks."
The 24-year-old Britt has struggled with injuries throughout his career, including a torn ACL in his left knee during 2011, which forced him to the entire season. Britt also previously had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Despite all that, Titans coach Mike Munchak doesn’t sound really concerned about Britt’s injury.  In fact, he believes Britt is on track to play in the Titans’ second preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals this Saturday.
“We just have to be smart, because it is all about getting him to September,” Munchak said Monday, via the Tennessean.
Britt is coming off a season in which his production was limited while recovering from an ACL injury. He made 45 catches for 589 yards and 4 touchdowns, which is below average for the former first-rounder. However, as Britt gets healthier he is expected to rebound from that 2012 campaign and at least match the production that we saw during his first two seasons in the league.
Wright too watched Tuesday’s practice from the sidelines since he was battling a sore calf. The second-year receiver Wright has been one of the standouts in the Titans’ training camp.
Since Munchak did not mention Wright on the list of players’ projected to sit out Saturday’s preseason game, it could very well be that his Tuesday’s absence was nothing more than a precautionary measure.
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