In a move which should come as little surprise, the Detroit Lions released 23-year old WR Titus Young this afternoon. Young possesses the athletic talent to play in the NFL, but his attitude has been a serious issue during his short time in the NFL. Young, a second-year player will now have to undergo the waiver process and some team will likely decide to roll the dice on the 5-foot 11-inch receiver out of Boise State.
According to his current contract, Young is slated to earn $555,000 dollars in 2013.
Young found himself benched by the Lions after declaring that he purposely lined up wrong in certain offensive formations during the season. He declared himself as a future member of the Hall of Fame and them once again decided to hit Twitter to threaten the Lions organization with retirement unless he became a larger portion of the team’s offense.
It seems as if head coach Jim Schwartz and the Lions front office had just about enough of Young’s antics, and this afternoon, he finds himself unemployed. More likely than not, there will be another team that will take a risk with adding Young to their roster. Perhaps he can flourish in another environment, but Young has demonstrated an ability to be a seriously disruptive force on a NFL team.
Another diva wide receiver who believes too much before he actually delivers anything on the field.