NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans receiver Kenny Britt is busy strengthening his surgically repaired knees so he can rejoin his teammates.
Britt tore his right ACL in September 2011 and had arthroscopic surgeries on that knee in May and on his left knee in June. But the receiver has been busy working every day on a side field on the physically unable to perform list. The Titans don't expect to be able to activate him before the final game of the preseason on Aug. 30 against New Orleans.
Britt posed for photos and signed autographs for members of the 101st Airborne Division who visited practice Tuesday.
"Great people,'' Britt said. "I had an uncle served 20 years, I got a cousin served 26 years and a sister going on her eighth year. I respect everything they do for us.''
The Titans (No. 21 in the AP Pro 32) would like Britt back and healthy as soon as possible to help ease the first season as starter for quarterback Jake Locker.
Britt had 14 catches for 271 yards with three touchdowns in his first two games last season before tearing his right ACL after only three catches for 18 yards in the third game.
Britt had been limited by a hamstring injury during training camp last year and had little time to work with then-starter Matt Hasselbeck. The receiver said he's been watching closely what the offense is doing and expects to be on the same page with Locker his first week back.
His bigger challenge for now going into his fourth season?
"Hopefully my legs hold up,'' Britt said.
NOTES: S Jordan Babineaux returned to practice and will be a game-time decision Thursday night against Arizona (1-2, No. 23 in the AP Pro 32) with a sore shoulder. ... Coach Mike Munchak said DE Dave Ball (concussion symptoms) is in a holding pattern and not close.