The 34-year-old Plaxico Burress finally has a team he'd like to join in the Oakland Raiders but a new development back east may have opened up another taker. Could the Tennessee Titans bring him in before the Silver and Black strike?
Titans may lose Kenny Britt to second knee surgery before NFL training camp
Tennessee faithful down in Nashville vow their beloved Titans would have made the playoffs last season if Chris Johnson hadn't held out and lost his edge. They also would have made it if big wide receiver Kenny Britt hadn't torn the ACL and MCL in his right knee in the third game of the 2011 NFL season. Now the team had hoped to get him back healthy to finish what they started last year but recent news from head coach Mike Munchak hinted that might not happen as soon as people hoped. He said in an interview that Britt might have to undergo a second surgery on the knee to clean up any lingering problems. Fellow Tennessee Titans teammate Derrick Morgan did the same thing after his ACL injury in 2010. He was fortunate to miss only one game in 2011 but in could end up very different for Britt if even one thing goes wrong. If that happens Tennessee might look to free agency for temporary help.
Burress and Donald Driver are two names that could help immediately
Instant help in most sports won't come from rookies. Most of the time its veteran receivers who can pick up a playbook the fastest. So if Tennessee does seek insurance it will come through free agency and two names do have some good left to them, there is just one or two problems. Plaxico Burress, the man who sunk the New England Patriots perfect season in Super Bowl XLII, is still looking for a home. However, his name has finally linked with an interested team in the Oakland Raiders who continue searching for targets for Carson Palmer with Darius Heyward-Bey preoccupied by police problems. Another player who could help right away is Donald Driver, the 37-year-old iron man who won a Super Bowl two years ago. The problem is the Green Bay Packers have yet to release him despite several hints that the team can't afford to keep so many receivers under contract. Driver himself says he wants to stay. If the Titans could lure him with an offer he might change his tune and encourage the Packers to waive him.
The Tennessee Titans won't panic yet. NFL training camp hasn't even started and Kenny Britt is still testing his knee. If he does go under the knife again though the team must find help to fill the hole. The Oakland Raiders don't have a hold on Plaxico Burress yet and the Green Bay Packers are leaning towards releasing Donald Driver. Either way the Titans will have to act fast.