If anyone ever needed a fresh start, it’s new Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt. His five star-crossed seasons in Tennessee were a mix of off-field issues, injuries and flashes of big-play potential.

But as the Rams begin the second week of the spring practices known as OTAs, Britt is all smiles.

“My mind’s free,” Britt said. “I’m relaxed right now. I’m taking this year as a rookie year — just like I’m coming into the league. That’s my mindset right now. Starting from scratch.”

With that in mind, Week 1 of OTAs represented a very good start for the former Rutgers University star. Last Thursday, Britt caught two long touchdown passes, including one where he got behind cornerback Trumaine Johnson for the score.

He let Johnson know about it with some loud but largely unintelligible trash-talking afterward. That led to a scuffle later in practice. In Friday’s practice there was some chirping between the two but nothing more.

“He’s a very emotional kid,” coach Jeff Fisher said. “He’s an emotional receiver. He looks the part, and he can make the plays. I was really happy to see him come on (board).

“Kept himself in really good shape during the free agency period. Came in and has done a great job. He’s had no setbacks, he feels great physically. So he can potentially return to where he was a very productive receiver.”

Britt’s chiseled frame (6-3, 223 pounds) has already earned him the nickname “Incredible Hulk” from some of his new teammates. His competitive, high-energy style can’t hurt a young wide receiver corps that is still finding its way.

“He’s a big, explosive wide receiver who can make plays down the field,” quarterback Sam Bradford said. “He’s looked really good in his time here.