Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt wants to be back on the field, and playing against his former team has only added an extra incentive.
Britt, who has been inactive the past two games because of knee and groin injuries, hopes he'll be ready to go when the Titans — who drafted him back in 2009 — come to town this weekend.
"I'm getting closer, making strides day by day," he said Wednesday. "Hopefully, I'm able to go on Sunday because this will be the first time I will ever get to play against the team that drafted me."
Britt, a veteran whom the Browns signed this past spring in free agency, played in Tennessee for five seasons before playing for the Rams the past three years. Though he's produced mixed results (8 catches, 121 yards and 1 touchdown) since coming to Cleveland, head coach Hue Jackson believes Britt is re-energized after a brief hiatus.
"I think he will be ready to go this week. That was the plan, and I said it before, let's get him totally healthy before we stick him back out there," Jackson said. "He had a good practice today, and hopefully, we can build on that tomorrow, and we will go from there."
And facing off against the Titans, Britt said, has only added some extra motivation.
"A little bit more focus, a little more preparation and a little pep in my step this week." Britt said.
Added Jackson: "I think he's excited to play. Hopefully, like I said, he's healthier and that he's hungrier to go out there and do the things that we think that Kenny can do."