Detroit Lions Release WR Titus Young

Nov 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and wide receiver Titus Young (16) chat before the game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have released troubled WR Titus Young. Young has had a butt-ton of disciplinary problems with the team and finally the Lions have decided to cut ties with the kid today. Young was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft out of Boise State. He will go through waivers and any team can put in a claim on him. If he clears waivers, he will be a free agent and available to sign anywhere.

Titus Young has talent, but he has been a bad apple. Some team will give him a shot at playing again and he will have to be on good behavior or he will find himself on the street again.

Wonder if the Chargers will take a chance on players like this with a new general manager and coach on board? The old regime would never take a chance on players with this type of character issues, but could the new regime take some chances?

The Chargers could use some help at receiver. Danario Alexander will likely be back, but he has had a history of injury problems. Malcom Floyd also has been an injury prone receiver. Vincent Brown is coming back from an injury and Robert Meachem was a ghost last season.

It wouldn’t hurt to take a chance on Titus Young to see if he can cut it in training camp and during the preseason. If he fails to keep disciplined, then you drop him to the curb again. I would take the chance. The goal this offseason is to get Philip Rivers as much help as possible, Young could be a piece that we could use.

What do you all think? You guys like having a team full of good characters or would you take the chance?

Topics: Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers

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  • kris

    nope, attitudes like that kill locker rooms and player morale.

  • RussinSactown

    You’d need to pair him with someone older who would be ready to slap him upside the head if he can’t get his act together. Who babysits him through the season?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Antonio Gates? There really is nobody on the roster at receiver that could tame him. M80 wouldnt do it.

      • arnie

        Vincent Jackson could, he’s been in the hot seat a few times…..oh, wait. he’s not here is he?

        • Preston Niedert

          In fairness to Eddie royal he was not always healthy as for Robert meachem he is a racer not a jump and catch the ball Vincent Jackson Danario Alexander is a great pick up but I don’t see Alexander lasting all sixteen games with those knee he could be pull a Jared gaither if he sign a long term deal so the chargers better place a health Claues on him and be able to cut him if he dosnt live up to the chargers standerd.

          • arnie

            True. It still remains, can we count on any of these players to reign in an mentor Titus Young? I’d wager, no. Still, if Telesco an McCoy believe he’s worth a look, then maybe they know something we don’t. At the end of the day, do the Chargers really need another unreliable WR?

  • Sergio Quintero

    Telesco mentioned that character will be major priority in signing and drafting players, then guys like Titus Young will not be chargers

  • Preston Niedert

    No way he joins the chargers there was a REASON he was cut ppl ad beside I would rather the chargers get ride of a sortain player who is just as bad as Titus young but plays LT and goes by the nickname big lazy why sign one headache when we already have one add anothor.

  • Joey Nicks

    Better 1 options in FA. Our problem is we dont have a 1 Alexander would be AMAZING at 2 slot! Maybe can take an honest look at Bowe. He’s an acrobat, as well as a good route runner. I would love to have an elite WR who isn’t Vincent Jackson.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      We just don’t have the free money to get Bowe or a number 1. That person would take up most of the cap room

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