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Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said no decision has been made on whether troubled but talented receiver Titus Young will return for a third season with the team.
Young stopped in the Lions practice facility today with his parents, met briefly with Mayhew and Lions coach Jim Schwartz and had his exit physical two days after the rest of the team cleaned out their lockers.
Mayhew said he had a great conversation with Young but said it was too early to say how or if he fits into the Lions future after being sent home from the team three times in the past eight months.
If it was just based off this year you might not consider bringing him back, Mayhew said. But if you go back to 2011 and you look at his ability to function in this offense, his ability to get along with his teammates, the production that he gave us as a receiver, hes demonstrated the ability to be a very productive player in this league.
Mayhew said hed like to decide on Youngs future before the draft.
I think he really had a lot to offer in 2011 and was one of the reasons why we were able to win 10 games, Mayhew said. So hes shown that he can be a productive teammate and that he can be a good teammate. Hes shown that and hes also shown that he can be difficult to work with so well figure it out.
Young hasnt had surgery on his knee yet, though Mayhew said that remains an option.
Source: Detroit Free Press
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