|The Lions ended their painful relationship with WR Titus Young on Monday. (US Presswire)|
Young's relationship with the team began deteriorating late in the season after some intentional on-field miscues and culminating with a series of tweets directed at the team and its staff. Young began by insisting that he was unselfish, that he just wanted the ball. Later, he dared the front office to release him.
"Every offensive player wants the football, and there is good ways to go about getting that and there's not so good ways trying to get that done, and this is a pretty good example of a not so good idea," coach Jim Schwartz said of Young's tweets. "We've obviously still got some ground to cover there."
But the team and the receiver weren't able to work out their differences.
Young, a second-round pick out of Boise State, showed flashes of becoming a big-play threat opposite Calvin Johnson. But Young's attitude was his undoing, which will make it interesting to see how enthusiastic teams will be that he's on the open market.
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