In what can be described as a another step in a downward spiral, wide receiver Titus Young has been released today by the St. Louis Rams after being claimed by the team nine days before. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said: “We felt like by claiming Titus, we would have the opportunity to spend a good deal of time with him, we spent four or five days with him, and as an organization, at the end of the interview process, you might call it, we felt it was best to go in another direction.”
Young was the 44th overall in the 2011 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, and in two seasons with the Lions, he had 81 catches, 990 yards, and 10 touchdowns, which are very good numbers for a third receiver.
That being said, he has been having a calamity of issues. That includes sucker-punching teammate Louis Delmas in practice, and he has also lined up in the wrong position during a game in protest to lack of playing time, and has been sent home on three different occasions for insubordination as well. He also had a few comments on Twitter baiting the Lions to cut him for what he’s said and done.
Of course, there was his most outlandish claim of all, when Young claimed to be a better receiver than his teammate (and current season record holder for receiving yards) Calvin “Megatron” Johnson.