Titus Young was released by the Detroit Lions Monday, but it
didn’t take long for the troubled wide receiver to be picked up by the St.
Louis Rams. The Rams claimed Young, a former second-round pick of the Lions,
off waivers yesterday, the team announced.
#Rams have been awarded WR Titus Young from waivers. Young spent first two seasons in Detroit.
— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) February 5, 2013
This is viewed as a low risk/high reward move by the Rams,
as Young is an undeniably talented wide out. Over 26 games with the Lions, the
23-year-old caught 81 passes for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns.
But Young comes with his share of baggage. Young was sent
home from offseason training camp last summer after he punched teammate Louis
Delmas. He was banned from team facilities twice more during the regular season
for conduct detrimental to the team.
Since the end of the season, Young has taken to Twitter to
express his displeasure with Detroit. He recently asked for the team to let him
go, and he’s said he doesn’t want to play if he’s not getting the ball thrown
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