It’s no longer a numbers game for Kenny Britt.
The Tennessee Titans wide receiver was on the field for 19 plays in Sunday’s loss at San Diego, his first game in nearly a year. Having made his way back from reconstructive knee surgery and a pair of minor procedures in a span of 11 months, coaches and medical staff were careful not to ask him to do too much.
That won’t be the case this week when the Titans host the Detroit Lions at LP Field (noon, Fox).
“I think limitations are lifted,” coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday. “I think we just see how the game unravels. I think he’ll get an opportunity to obviously play more, and hopefully he’ll have a chance to contribute [and] run the field more.
“So he’ll get to play more and start making a difference that we think he can make.”
Britt had one reception for five yards, paltry numbers compared to the last full game he played. Then, in Week 2 of the 2011 season against Baltimore, he had nine catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. The week before that he made five catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns at Jacksonville.
He insists he will be content if his production does not improve the more he plays.
“I definitely want to get back to my old self and I’m feeling like my old self, but my focus is not really to get numbers this year it’s to get to the playoffs,” he said. “I’ve never been to a playoff game yet and it’s my fourth season in it.
“That’s my goal this year.”
• Injury update: Linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle) and right guard Leroy Harris (knee) were the only Titans players who sat out all of Wednesday’s workout.
Harris has been held out one day each week of the regular season. Munchak said McCarthy, likely will be doubtful for Sunday.
Defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks (knee), running back Javon Ringer (elbow) and reserve tackle Mike Otto (finger/knee) all were credited with full participation. All three missed the first two games.