by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/8/13) After a tumultuous couple of seasons in Detroit, the Lions released receiver Titus Young in February, and it's telling that there hasn't been much, if any, interest in the talented, yet troubled receiver. Getting arrested twice in a 15-hour span probably won't help. But that's where Young found himself Sunday, according to the Oakland Press, when he was handcuffed a little after midnight for suspicion of DUI and again at about 2:22 p.m. when Young allegedly was trying to retrieve his black Mustang from a tow company yard. He has been charged with burglary in his second arrest after police say he was trying to take back the car that was impounded after his first arrest.
Rams release Young
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/15/13) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have already ended the tenure of receiver Titus Young before it started. Young will be cut by the Rams just nine days after being claimed on waivers by St. Louis from the Lions. The report says Young had been at the team facilityjust a couple of days this week meeting team coaches and officials, taking a physical, etc. Apparently, that was enough for the Rams to decide it wasnt going to work. "We saw Titus as an outstanding young player," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "The things that took place in Detroit were well-documented from the media standpoint. We did not do any background research as far as contacting anybody from Detroit. Were all about trying to improve this roster. We felt that by claiming Titus we would have an opportunity to spend a good deal of time with him. We did so. ... We just felt like he was not the best option for us at that position."
Rams claim Young from Lions
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/5/13) CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports the Rams have claimed receiver Titus Young off waivers from the Lions. Young was cut due to behavioral issues this past season. USA Today reports the Rams were the only team to claim Young.
Lions release Young
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/4/13) The Lions official team website reports the team has released receiver Titus Young on Monday. The report says Young's behavior and attitude last season put the franchise in a bad position - one that ultimately led to Monday's decision.He was banished from the team three times in a seven-month span, first for sucker-punching teammate Louis Delmas during spring workouts and then for repeated insubordinate behavior. He arrived late for meetings, was a distraction in the locker room and ultimately lined up wrong multiple times on purpose in a November loss to the Packers. Young was ultimately placed on injured reserve because of tendinitis in his knee. Young made the situation worse last month when sent out a number of Tweets on his official Twitter account.
Young at it again
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/25/13) Lions receiver Titus Young, who went on a Twitter rant Tuesday about possibly quitting football, was back at it again Friday. Young wrote on Twitter: "Oh I'm not done. If y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats." Lions coach Jim Schwartz has tried to remain patient with Young despite all his behavioral issues. He was banished from the team three times in a seven-month span, first for sucker-punching teammate Louis Delmas during spring workouts and then for repeated insubordinate behavior. He arrived late for meetings, was a distraction in the locker room and ultimately lined up wrong multiple times on purpose in a November loss to the Packers.
Titus Young is a free agent after getting waived by the Lions and then the Rams passed on him. Young fought with Detroit coaches last season and reportedly ran the wrong routes on game day on purpose. That kind of insubordination will get you blackballed from the league quickly. Until he's back on a roster with his head on straight Fantasy owners shouldn't touch him. (Updated 4/26/13)