Lions Release Titus Young

hi-res-154883539_crop_exactTitus Young has been released by the Detroit Lions. The young talented, but often troublesome receiver will be looking for a new home this off-season.

Young had sent out the ever important tweet in January that if the Lions didn’t see him as a part of their future he wanted his release. Tweet granted Titus, tweet granted.

The Lions selected Young in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. Young was an explosive part of the Boise State offense in college. The Lions drafted him to be Calvin Johnson’s Star Scream. Young’s tenure in Detroit was as up and down it could be. He had been disciplined multiple times in the past 12 months.

In a game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 14 Young purposely lined up wrong. This was his latest and last antic as an active Lion. Detroit asked him to stay away from the teams facility after this last act of defiance. Young has denied lining up wrong on purpose. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Young’s behavior was “unacceptable.”

Young had been previously disciplined for punching Louis Delmas during an off-season workout, and on two other occasions for what the Lions deemed as insubordinate behavior.

After Young’s threat to never play a down of football again he issued two more tweets that went, “Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats.” This tweet was followed by,””Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame.”

He may get his wish of a dollar, as his history will drive down his value on the open market. Young has only caught 81 passes in brief career. So if we go on Young’s tweet as truth then he should only command $81 on the open market. By Steve Kish


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