|Kenny Britt is on the hot seat in Tennessee, according to GM Ruston Webster. (US Presswire)|
Entering the final year of his contract, it's obvious the 24-year-old receiver needs to produce and stay out of the police blotter.
Just in case he needed reminding, Titans GM Ruston Webster said Britt “is on the spot to produce this year.”
“We expect all our guys to take care of themselves off the field and do the right things in those situations, plus on the field get themselves ready to play,” Webster told TitanInsider. “Kenny had a tough year just bouncing back from injuries, but I think he is on the spot to produce this year.
“Plus, I think with our record, us being 6-10, everybody is kind of on the spot, so he would be in with the crowd on that one. But we do expect our guys to handle ourselves quite well off the field and stay out of those situations.”
Webster's comments come as Jersey City police seek to interview Britt again about a mid-January stabbing. Britt is not a suspect, but he took one of his friends to the hospital after the incident and initially declined to talk to police.
Police have contacted Britt's attorney to set up another interview.
This is Britt's ninth incident involving police since he was drafted 30th overall in 2009.
ESPN analyst Herm Edwards, the former Jets and Chiefs coach, said Tennessee should cut Britt.
“Why do you consistently become a distraction for this football team? I would tell him this: Here's the problem you have. You have talent, but God gives you talent, so don't tell me about your talent,” Edwards said.
“What are you doing to help this football team with, not only on the field but off the field. The problem to me is this: You're becoming a distraction, and now it's becoming more about you than this football team. And when I have to waste more time talking about you doing things off the field, that affects the whole locker room.”
Britt dealt with knee injuries but played 13 games in 2012 with 43 catches for 568 yards and four touchdowns. His best season came in 2010, when he had 775 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Britt is one of the NFL's more gifted receivers. He showed his potential Dec. 9 at Indy when he had eight catches and 143 yards.
Britt is due to be paid $1.3 million this season.
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