Britt gets 1st start for Titans with Gage out

Tennessee receiver Kenny Britt will make his first NFL start Sunday against Buffalo, replacing Justin Gage who was deactivated.

Gage has several broken transverse process bones in his lower back from a leaping catch a week ago in a win at San Francisco. Britt is the Titans‘ first-round draft pick out of Rutgers.

The Bills deactivated three defensive starters: linebacker Keith Ellison (thigh), cornerback Terrence McGee (knee) and tackle Kyle Williams (knee). Strong safety Bryan Scott is starting in Ellison’s spot, with George Wilson starting at safety for Scott.

Rookie Jairus Byrd, who is tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions, starts at free safety with Donte Whitner (ankle) ailing.