Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) is introduced before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at LP Field. The Titans beat the Falcons 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Deadline Detroit Lions: Would Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt Fit

Much has been made about Kenny Britt in the 2013 season. The estranged receiver from the Tennessee Titans has had sideline clashes with teammates and on the field tantrums resulting in penalties. But is Kenny Britt a bad seed or just reacting to a bad situation in Tennessee.

That is the question the Lions should be asking after losing another wide receiver to injury. Ryan Broyles left Sundays game with an Achilles injury.

After the recent  injuries, the Lions have some assets to trade and are said to be looking at the trade market for another pass catcher.

But is Kenny Britt to much of a risk?

Britt has had his fair share of off field trouble. In 2012 the former first round pick was arrested for DUI in Kentucky while rehabing after knee surgery.  He has also had previous issues with the law including resisting arrest, driving without a license and a lawsuit for his role in a bar fight.  since 2012 however Britt has stayed out of trouble and made this statement following his DUI arrest.

I’ll be the first to admit I got caught in some difficult circumstances, and made some bad decisions in my past,” Britt told the Nashville Tennessean. “But all that changed me as a person, and I learned from it and got stronger from it.”

Kenny Britt has held true to his statement and has stayed out of trouble……off the field.  In 2013 Britt has taken his frustration out on the field but in the form of stupid penalties and temper tantrums.  Now the Tennessee Titans and Kenny Britt have grown tired of each other and both want out.

The Titans put Britt on the block a couple of weeks ago but were asking a 3rd round pick. The teams interested (including the Lions) balked because of the asking price. Now it seems Kenny Britt can be had for almost nothing according to an NFL.com story.

Added NFL Media columnist Michael Silver, “If you have a 12-pack of Coke and athletic tape, you can have Kenny Britt. Nobody wants him.” 

Bringing in Kenny Britt would definitely be a risk but a risk worth taking for a late round pick.  There is plenty of leadership in the locker room to keep Britt in line.

 

The Lions also have the cap space to make it work. The Lion’s remaining cap space is $2,663,994 according to Sportrac.com. Britt’s 2013 salary would represent a $1.8 million cap hit.

So could the Detroit Lions acquire Kenny Britt to fill the need at wide receiver? Acquiring talented players who require a change of scenery has worked out for team like the New England patriots in the past.  Why couldn’t the Lions make it work for them?

 

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