We’re still not quite sure where wide receiver Titus Young stands with the Lions right now.
The Lions say he hasn’t been suspended for punching safety Louis Delmas at a workout last week, but Young isn’t at Detroit’s Organized Team Activities. Whether that’s just semantics, i.e. the Lions asked Young to stay away without actually suspending him, or Young is staying away for his own reasons isn’t impacting fellow wide receiver Nate Burleson’s impression of his teammate.
Burleson said he didn’t see what happened at the workout, but he doesn’t think fights between teammates are a big deal generally speaking. Burleson said that the Vikings fought all the time when he played there and he described it as the closest team that he has ever been on in the NFL. He also wants Young back with the team as soon as possible.
“Titus is probably one of the hungriest young athletes I’ve been around and that’s where a lot of his emotion and passion come from,” Burleson said. “And I feel like a lot of guys on the team are close to him, but I’ve probably been more hands on than anything. I love him like a little brother, so I’m just looking for him to get back to work.”
It’s unclear when that will happen, but Young knows he’ll have at least one player in his corner when it does.