Report: Lions Will Release WR Titus Young


Tim Twentyman reports that a team source has informed him that the Detroit Lions will release WR Titus Young

This move is hardly shocking given Young’s antics this season. The second-year receiver was banned from the team twice during the 2012 season. He intentionally lined up wrong against the Packers back in November and punched teammate Louis Delmas during an offseason workout.

Young took to Twitter recently to express his frustrations with the team.


“He’s dealing with it pretty good,” said Young’s father Richard Young, per Dave Birkett. “He’s all right. He’ll be OK. He’ll be fine. Titus will be fine.”

Young’s 2012 season ended after the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve. Cutting ties with Young will cost the Lions $900,000 in 2013.

Young will have to pass through waivers before anyone can sign with a team of his choosing. It’s hard to imagine NFL team’s lining up sign Young given how this season played out, but that doesn’t mean he won’t land somewhere. The Bengals have a history of bringing in troubled players and getting to them develop in key roles. That’s purely speculation on my part.

The Lions, however, find themselves in need of another receiver despite drafting Young and Ryan Broyles in back-to-back seasons.

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David Pickering
7 years ago

Goodbye and good riddance.
7 years ago

good riddance jerk!! You think you’re better than Calvin? You couldn’t hold his dirty jockstrap!! Go ruin somebody elses team!! Try growing up first!!