Jun 14, 2011
We continue to receive positive signs about the lockout, while a certain Titan receiver continues to make headlines for the wrong reasons. Roger Goodell has not been able to suspend anyone recently, so could we see the headline “Lockout ends; Britt suspended” in the near future?
The Kenny Britt Daily … June is not shaping up to be a good month for embattled Titan WR Kenny Britt. After a breakout 2010 season that was shortened by a hamstring injury, he’s had a tumultuous off-season full of brushes with the law. Last week, he was arrested and charged with two counts of resisting arrest, and that came just a day after he pleaded guilty to careless driving charges. Now, police in Tennessee say Britt is wanted with two outstanding warrants, as he’s accused of making inaccurate statements on his driver’s license application. According to The Tennessean, Britt has now had at least seven brushes with police since he was drafted by the Titans in 2009. Seriously. We don’t deal much with character issues here, but Britt is starting to erase all memories of his emergence as a go-to receiver because there is new off-the-field news revealed almost daily. The Titans are in a transition period on offense, with Kerry Collins likely returning for a year but eventually stepping aside for Jake Locker. It would help if the team’s star receiver could show some maturity because, at this point, how can the Titans trust Britt?
Bring your sleeping bags … We already knew the NFL’s owners were scheduled to meet in a week on June 21, but now the owners have been advised to clear their schedules because the meetings could last more than a day. Now, this doesn’t mean we’re about to get a new CBA. It certainly could be good news though. Discussions between the NFL and the players are expected to continue, and extended owners’ meetings could mean progress. In fact, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that some GMs believe a new CBA will be voted on during the sessions. Also, Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post says the hope is for a framework for a deal to be presented. Again, that doesn’t mean a deal will be in place. But it could mean we’re getting closer, and if all the owners get on the same page next week, we could be nearing some good news. We could all use some good news, including Dolphin rookie Charles Clay.
- The Jets have actually decided to shun the spotlight for a few days, as QB Mark Sanchez has organized “Jets East” camp for three days without fans or media, according to ESPNNewYork.com.
- Raven LB Sergio Kindle said he was cleared for contact in March, and he expects to make his professional debut after missing his rookie season with a skull fracture.
- As former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor prepares for the supplemental draft, he made perhaps the least surprising move of the off-season and signed on with agent Drew Rosenhaus.
- Last but not least, we bring you the story of Chief TE Leonard Pope, who made headlines for saving a 6-year-old boy from drowning in a pool on Saturday. Our hats off to Mr. Pope.