Titans WR Nate Washington said last month he would be healthy enough — following surgery for a chipped bone in his knee — to participate in the first organized team activities. Sure enough, Washington was on the field last week.
“I've been practicing every day this week,” Washington said Thursday. “… It was a minor surgery, but it was kind of new for me because I've never had a surgery before. It was a process but the training staff has done a good job of getting me ready to get back out on the field. We'll see if when (more intense practices) start they'll let me go full-tilt with that.”
Those owners that roll the dice on Kenny Britt in the early rounds should target Washington later on. Not only is he a solid WR3/WR4 in his own right, he becomes a WR2/WR3 if Britt were to miss time. With Britt sidelined for most of 2011, Washington finished the season with 74 catches for 1,023 yards and seven TDs.