Rams release Titus Young
The St. Louis Rams released Titus Young on Friday, only 10 days after claiming him off of waivers.
|The Rams reportedly are set to part ways with Titus Young, who was cut by Detroit earlier this month. (US Presswire)|
If you thought Titus Young's offseason couldn't get any more bizarre, think again.
After only 10 days in St. Louis, the Rams have seen enough of Young and the team announced it has released him.
"We felt Titus is better suited for another organization," coach Jeff Fisher said.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Young spent a few days at the Rams' facilities this week to meet coaches and take a physical -- and it appears, that was enough time for the Rams to decide Young wasn't a good fit for the team.
"We felt like, by claiming Titus, we would have the opportunity to spend a good deal of time with him," Fisher said. "We spent probably 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."
The Rams were the only team to put a waiver claim in for Young after Detroit cut him.
There's been no shortage of Titus Young news lately. Here's a quick rehash of a few things he's been involved in since November.
- On Nov. 18 against the Packers, Young purposely lined up in the wrong spot on the field. As you can imagine, the Lions coaching staff wasn't thrilled with his actions. Shortly afterward, Young was placed on injured reserve and didn't play a down for Detroit the rest of the season.
- In late January, Young took to Twitter to publicize his complaints with the Lions. The tirade included a Jan. 25 tweet where Young asked Detroit to release him.
- After the Lions released him, a story leaked where Young suggested that he was just as good a wide receiver as Calvin Johnson.
- He also sucker punched a teammate during OTAs in May.
Financially, Young wouldn't be a huge risk for any team next season, as he's only due to make $555,000 in base salary in 2013. But at this point, money is probably the last thing any team is worried about with Young.
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