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Britt inadvertently reveals lockout contact with Titans coach

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has yet to be punished by the NFL for his multiple run-ins with the law during the offseason, but he might have inadvertently put his team in hot water for an entirely different issue.

During an interview with WGFX-FM in Nashville, Tenn., Britt said he wasn't concerned about a possible suspension and added that he doesn't get nervous when he receives a random call from an unknown number. But in explaining his confidence, Britt let it slip that he received calls from Titans wide receivers coach Dave Ragone during the lockout.

"I don't answer no phone calls that I don't know the area code," Britt said in early August. "You can even ask my coach Raggy (Ragone) about that, he's been calling me all summer long. I told him, he's got to send me a text before I'll answer it."

It remains to be seen whether or not the league will punish Britt -- who had five receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns Sunday -- for his offseason antics, but a phone call between a player and a coach is something the NFL might investigate. Contact between players and coaches was impermissible during the 4½-month lockout, which ended in late July.

Tampa Bay Bucanneers coach Raheem Morris confirmed reports Monday that he called tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. and cornerback Aqib Talib during the lockout, but the team has yet to be notified about any penalty.

The Titans will look to rebound from their Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars when they take on the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

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