Sunday, October 13, 2013
Latest Britt trade buzz
By Tom Carpenter
It's been several weeks since the Tennessee Titans placed Kenny Britt on the trading block, but they haven't found another team willing to give up as much as they would like for the wide receiver. It sounds like their asking price may be too high at the moment.
"The Titans have talked to several NFL teams regarding struggling receiver Kenny Britt, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, but have been attempting to get a third-round pick for him, or a combination of picks equal to a third rounder," wrote CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora. "Other clubs have found that price to be high, sources said, with them viewing Britt, given his off-field issues, expiring contract and lack of any recent production as valued more like a fifth-round pick."
Perhaps the Titans will find a middle ground with a team willing to trade them a fourth-rounder, but considering his lengthy off-field issues, complete lack of production (six catches in four games), and rental status as a free-agent-to-be, even that may seem unreasonable to most teams. On the other hand, he is only due about $800K for the prorated amount of the final year of his contract, so teams with weakened WR corps like the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons may be willing to take a flier on the cheap out of desperation.
The NFL trade deadline is Oct. 29.