Titans appear to be set at receiver

Posted March 04, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m.
Posted By Arthur Arkush

While the rest of the AFC South desperately covets receiving upgrades, the Titans find themselves in the unusual position of being set in terms of pass catchers. Perhaps the only positive to come out of No. 1 WR Kenny Britt's season-ending knee injury in 2011 was the emergence of Nate Washington, Damian Williams and Lavelle Hawkins. All three players enjoyed career seasons, showing off enough of their skills that the Tennessee brass is pleased with its top four receiving options. Washington made great strides both on and off the field, while Williams and Hawkins began to show off their intriguing upside. Hawkins parlayed his performance into a new multiyear deal this offseason. What's more, Britt's recovery from knee surgery is ahead of schedule, by all accounts. Still, keeping Britt on track and focused will be a key situation to monitor this offseason. The biggest story to monitor, the open QB battle between Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker, will be enhanced by the quality of pass catchers both QBs have at their disposal.