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Titus Young Released By Lions

Titus Young Release By Lions

Titus Young has been released by the Detroit Lions.

The second year wide receiver wasn’t happy playing for the Lions. He felt he should have been getting the ball more and tweeted his desire to be released.

It appears the Lions agreed with Titus Young.

According to the Detroit Lions’ website, the team has “had enough of wide receiver Titus young and his antics, cutting ties with the second-year receiver on Monday.”

In his first year, Titus Young showed promise as the Lions number two receiver to super star Calvin Johnson. He caught six touchdowns in the last nine game, helping the Lions reach the playoffs in a surprising season for the struggling club.

Titus Young was released by the Lions after being a main reason the team backslid in 2012, finishing 4-12.

Before the season started, Young was causing problems. During the off-season, he punched a teammate and was excused by the team for a short time. After returning, Young was suspended by the Lions two more times for behavior detrimental to the team.

The Lions used a knee injury later in the season as an excuse to place Titus Young on injured reserve, alleviating the problems he was causing in the locker room.

With the Super Bowl over and the offseason beginning, the Lions decided it was in the team’s best interest to cut the troubled wide receiver immediately.

Now entering his third year in the NFL, there is a chance another team will be willing to take a risk on Titus Young. If Young can be tamed, his potential reward could be worth the risk.

With Titus Young being released by the Lions, do you think another team will take a chance on him?

[image via Jeffrey Beall / Wikimedia Commons

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