If you had any doubts about Titus Young’s future with the Lions, you can pretty much consider them cleared up now.
The Lions had previously exiled him, and then placed him on injured reserve. But today, Jim Schwartz took napalm to any planks that remained on the bridge connecting player and team.
According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, Schwartz said Young will have knee surgery: “Unless he doesn’t show up for it.”
That smoke you see over Michigan is from the crater that used to be Young.
Schwartz hasn’t been shy in the past about conflict, but ripping into players still on the roster (even parenthetically) is a bold move. It’ll buy him some cred among the Lions that care, and presumably didn’t care for Young’s mutiny.