It’s safe to say the Detroit Lions wasted a second-round pick on Titus Young in 2011.
The Lions released the 23-year-old wide receiver on Monday, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. Young had a tumultuous season with Detroit in 2012. He first purposely refused to line up in the correct position on Thanksgiving, then took to Twitter to complain about a lack of passes coming his way.
Young has 81 receptions for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns during his two-year career. Detroit thought highly enough of the Boise State product to take him No. 44 overall in the 2011 draft.
The wide out is now subject to waivers. If Young is claimed, he’s set to make $555,0000 in 2013 with a $50,000 workout bonus and $184,666 training-camp reporting bonus.