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Shocker: Titus Young sails through waivers unclaimed

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In a piece of news that will surprise exactly no one, no one claimed troubled wide receiver Titus Young off waivers yesterday according to multiple reports.

Actually, troubled is the wrong adjective to use in connection with Young, because it implies that there might be fault created by someone other than the subject of that sentence.

Young’s issues in Detroit, which included sucker-punching a teammate and intentionally lining up in the wrong place, are the kind of team-killing actions that most teams won’t soil their hands with.

Most, not all.

Because known coddler of bad boys Jeff Fisher took a chance on him, and in a week, the Rams realized they had seen enough, waiving him before he set foot on a field for them. But the Rams were the only team to put in a claim when the Lions cut him, taking a free look at someone whose talents are obvious.

So for now, Young remains unemployed. And until he can convince someone he’s changed, matured or contrite, he’s probably going to stay that way for some time.

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40 Responses to “Shocker: Titus Young sails through waivers unclaimed”
  1. pabrownsfan says: Feb 20, 2013 7:50 AM

    There is nothing worse than wasted talent.

  2. lionsfan415 says: Feb 20, 2013 7:52 AM

    Well Titus, I hope you never play another down in the NFL you selfish idiot

  3. thehuckster404 says: Feb 20, 2013 7:52 AM

    Millen would be inking a three year extension with Young right about now. Compared to Charles Rogers, this guy is reserved and respectful.

  4. seattlerogueburner says: Feb 20, 2013 7:54 AM

    Welcome to Applebee’s, my name is Titus, may I start you off with a strawberry lemonade and some potato skins?

  5. mustbechris says: Feb 20, 2013 7:55 AM

    We’ll see him in a few years like when Mike Williams went to Seattle after washing out in Detroit. In the meantime, Titus Young Sr. should have plenty of time to spend with Titus Young Jr.

  6. grogansheroes says: Feb 20, 2013 8:01 AM

    Million dollar talent, ten cent head! ‘Nuff said.

  7. tv426 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:11 AM

    There is and never will be a shortage of stupid!

  8. clarkisgod says: Feb 20, 2013 8:15 AM

    I love it. This moron is getting what he deserves, nothing!

  9. dkrauss93 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:21 AM

    This is too good for him. He still made a lot of money to standard people. He gets to sit home and do nothing for a yr or 2. Dude has all the talent but he’s got such a bad ego. He needs help.

  10. steeelfann says: Feb 20, 2013 8:22 AM

    Another example of a guy who has a big mouth and has done nothing. I am so tired of hearing him called “talented”. He is not more talented than almost all of the other receivers. He is fast, like a ton of widouts. So what? He is dumb, runs bad patterns, does not have great hands at all, is not clutch, shows no leadership, very immature, selfish. Talented?
    Stop writing this factoid. In this league, he is just another guy. Problem is, he let that alligator mouth outweight that canary as*.

  11. thejohnsmith1122 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:24 AM

    I give it until the middle of the season when a team loses their #1 or #2 receiver due to injury. They’ll probably sign Titus as the #3-4 receiver, although his chances are playing will be slim.

  12. coltzfan166 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:24 AM

    Cincinnati will sign him.

  13. steeelfann says: Feb 20, 2013 8:25 AM

    Remember this combine notes: Paraphrased, but something about his “Has some off-the-field and on-field behavioral issues that must be checked out.”

    Detroit makes another lousy pick on a bad character who besides being fairly fast, is really not NFL material. Weak, gets pushed around, not much here.

    See ya in the CFL Titus. If you can get humble.

  14. bartlettruss says: Feb 20, 2013 8:32 AM

    Being cut after 5 days with the Rams when no one else tried to claim you anyway is as bad as it gets. He’s obviously a waste of everyone’s time at this point. It’s sad to see a guy who can’t be saved from himself.

  15. raiderufan says: Feb 20, 2013 8:32 AM

    I need to hear what he did/said/how he acted in that week to get cut again…it must be made public!

  16. whitdog23 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:36 AM

    you people need to understand football. if a team claims him…they get his old contract. pick him up as free agent..they redo the deal. he WILL get signed and I GUARANTEE by a playoff team (probably after the draft).

  17. hgl25 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:37 AM

    Young was a Schwartz pick. Fisher claimed Young and cut him about a week later to help Schwartz’s reputation, proving that Young has mental issues. This was a favor to his friend Schwartz. Book it.

  18. wolverine69 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:42 AM

    keep a video of this young man. To show rookies how not ruin your career, before it gets started. what a waste….

  19. whatnojets says: Feb 20, 2013 8:47 AM

    He will be a Bengal very soon!

  20. questionableprovenance says: Feb 20, 2013 8:48 AM

    I wonder if the new NFL aptitude test would have been able to pick up these kinds of problems in time.

    Or would it have made a difference, with coaches thinking, “No one else could, but I’m sure I can handle this guy.” After all, wasn’t he interviewed before being drafted?

  21. sosuhme says: Feb 20, 2013 8:50 AM

    If purposely sabotaging a play in a close game against a division rival because you are not getting the ball is not enough to get you blacklisted from every NFL team I don’t know what is.

  22. cjallday81 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:53 AM

    McDonald’s wouldn’t even call this guy back for a job.

  23. conormacleod says: Feb 20, 2013 9:02 AM

    When people call his house, instead of askin for “Senior” or “Big Titus”, do they just say “is Stupid Titus around”?

  24. theytukrjobs says: Feb 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    This guy needs some serious image rehab. Hopefully this humbling experience pulls his head out of the clouds. He is a pretty decent WR. From the few games I’ve watched of him I’d say nobody in the NFL runs the slant route better.

    People say he’s done but I doubt it. Teams probably want to see what they can do in the draft and free agency first. But when the smoke clears there will be at least a few teams out there that didn’t get what they hoped they could in the WR position and they’ll be forced to bring him in.

  25. bminder1972 says: Feb 20, 2013 9:11 AM

    *heard in a supermarket* t.y. cleanup on aisle 9, cleanupp on aisle 9 t.y.

  26. jwil007 says: Feb 20, 2013 9:13 AM

    Bengals have been the place to get people changed nowadays… Pacman, Tank Johnson, Burfict if he comes here he better be ready to change or we will JEFF FISHER his A– guaranteed…..Thing is he is a slot receiver and I rank Sanu and Hawkins way better than him because both are good guys and trending up… We will pass but if Mike does take a chance on him… It’s a Monk lifestyle in Cincy or the CFL will be next……

  27. bullcharger says: Feb 20, 2013 9:19 AM

    What an ungrateful moron. It’s equivalent winning the lottery and then burning the money.

    Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

  28. hellafiedfc says: Feb 20, 2013 9:24 AM

    between Titus Young, Charles Rogers, Mike Williams and Roy Williams, the Lions could field a full team of washouts….and I’m probably leaving out many more….good riddance Titus…enjoy mediocrity!

  29. dubblelznhell says: Feb 20, 2013 9:28 AM

    Time to retire, Titus

  30. EJ says: Feb 20, 2013 9:30 AM

    Young will end up broke and miserable if he doesn’t get his head straightened fairly soon. I wouldn’t say he is talented, athletic yes, talented no. In order to be considered talented, he would have to be doing good in all categories, not just one or two. He is fast, has decent hands, decent vision after the catch. The things that continue to plaque him, poor route running, slow off of his breaks, loses attention if he’s not always involved, has me issues(Which plays on the negative side of teamwork)and No respect for others. If he ever wants to be more than a 3-4th receiver, he needs to correct his wrongs. Now.

  31. dolphins4 says: Feb 20, 2013 9:36 AM

    Hello Titus this is Jerry Jones how would you like to become a Cowboy?

  32. hor2012 says: Feb 20, 2013 9:52 AM

    I posted this before about this kid. If somebody doesn’t reach him. Titus Young is going to end up in prison or dead. It’s that simple. This kid as no direction in life. I really think this is going to have a sad ending

  33. det12 says: Feb 20, 2013 10:08 AM

    Me being a human being makes me feel sorry for him but my love for the Lions make me laugh @ him all he had to do was work hard shut up & play ball do u knw wat we could’ve done with that 2nd round pick u jerk smh!!

  34. lionbloodwinning says: Feb 20, 2013 10:47 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back with the Lions. I look at it like he will be sitting on the couch when the season starts and start realizing that no one actually wants him… and eat some humble pie real quick… then throw himself at the mercy of the team.

    keep an eye out for this outcome especially if the lions can’t solve the receiver position in the draft or free agency.

  35. catquick says: Feb 20, 2013 11:22 AM

    How does a HOF receiver in his prime clear waivers?

  36. broncosnative says: Feb 20, 2013 12:51 PM

    Teams are getting tired of head ached players, they are a distraction to the organization. You cannot coach em, you can’t play with em and you can’t win with em, can’t do it. Guys like young is just so stupid, all this talent and you’re acting like an idiot. This guy could be making millions by year four with a new contract if he’d just stop being immature, now he’ll never see that big contract thanks to his attitude. Unless he makes a dramatic change, no team is gonna Risk signing him to a long term deal

  37. monkeyjuice313 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:05 PM

    @hor2012

    I think he is from LA. If he heads back there then you are 100% right.

  38. watchdawg1103 says: Feb 20, 2013 1:46 PM

    Classic case of a guy thinking he is above the team. He thought he would act like a child and force the ball to him. On one hand I think he got what he deserves and serves as a real life lesson for him. On the other hand if he takes time to get his act together maybe he can come back, but I doubt it.

  39. nysportsrule says: Feb 20, 2013 4:59 PM

    He’ll be with the jets in a matter of weeks

  40. twelsh36446 says: Feb 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    Titus is a young man that has some real big problems. In his small mind he thinks he’s the best wide receiver in the NFL, except he drops to many passes and doesn’t get thrown to because he can’t ever get open. If you ask Titus why he can never get open he will look at you and say fool I’m open every time I go down the field. In his mind it’s 30 seconds but in reality he never was open enough to throw to. It’s the quarterback that couldn’t play and see he was open, but the only place Titus is open is in his own mind. Titus will play football in the NFL this year too, in his own mind.

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