Kenny Britt had a second operation on his knee on Wednesday, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. While the arthroscopic procedure is being downplayed as a minor surgery, it could still be a small setback for his recovery.
Britt, 23, caught just 17 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns after suffering a season-ending injury (tore ACL and MCL) against the Denver Broncos in Week 3 of last season.
The 6-3, 215-pound former first-round pick (30th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft had previously racked up 42 receptions and over 700 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Titans.
General Manager Ruston Webster called the operation commonplace and said that he still expects Britt to be ready to go at the start of the season. Nevertheless, Britt has had more than his fair share of off-the-field problems, and with the arrival of Kendall Wright, it’s possible that his days could be numbered in Nashville.
I wouldn’t take that bet to Vegas, though.
Last season, Damian Williams reeled in 45 catches for 592 yards and five scores. Nate Washington registered 74 receptions for 1,203 yards and seven touchdowns. Lavelle Hawkins chalked up 47 catches for 470 yards and a score. You can’t forget Chris Johnson and Jared Cook, either.
He has WR1 potential in fantasy terms, but his health will play a major factor.
There’s definitely a risk/reward factor at play for those that draft (keep) Britt.