Titus Young clears waivers

Leon Halip

Anyone who wants to take a chance on Young has free reign after the mercurial receiver cleared waivers.

Ex-Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has cleared waivers and is now free to sign with any team that is willing to risk bringing him on board, according to NBC's Pro Football Talk.

Young has shown talent but hasn't proven to be mature enough to play anywhere in the NFL for very long. Detroit drafted Young in 2011, and he promptly caught 48 balls for 604 yards as a rookie from Boise State.

However, Young was suspended indefinitely after becoming a distraction in Detroit midway through last season and then was released following the final game.

The St. Louis Rams picked Young up and it seemed like the saga was over. Then, the Rams realized they didn't want to deal with Young either and released him only nine days after claiming him off waivers from the Lions.

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Everything about Young's career has been somewhat of a circus, punctuated by St. Louis releasing him. Per Yahoo.com:

"We felt like by claiming Titus, we would have the opportunity to spend a good deal of time with him," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said last week. "We spent 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.

"We felt Titus is better suited for another organization."

Young's issues have been well-documented. The youngster had all sorts of problems in Detroit, ranging from punching safety Louis Delmas to lining up incorrectly in a game on purpose to protest his lack of playing time. Young also claimed to be better than Calvin Johnson, an absolutely laughable thought.

Even with teams always on the lookout for cheap, young talent, it's hard to see Young getting a contract. Sometimes the headache isn't worth the production and this seems to be the case with Young, as pointed out by SB Nation's own Matt Conner:

In fact, Young is not worth even a fraction of the trouble he's created. It's amazing that he's even employed by the Lions at this point. The team's second-round pick in 2011 out of Boise State was supposed to take attention away from Calvin Johnson on the field, but instead he's insisted on off-the-field attention of the worst kind.

Young has only himself to blame for this disaster that his career has become.

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