Rams place Young on waivers
Friday, February 15, 2013
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Titus Young’s stay with the Rams was brief. The wide receiver has been placed on waivers after only a few days in St. Louis.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the Rams picked up Young before they had much time to do any background checks. He concluded Young was “not the best option” for the Rams.
“We saw Titus as an outstanding young player,” Fisher said. “We spent time with him, we spent probably four or five days with him. We decided it was best for us to go in a different direction.”
Young was banished three times by the Lions last year because of his behavior, including once for punching teammate Louis Delmas. He recently lashed out at the team on Twitter, posting “If y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats.”
Still, the Rams felt Young, a second-round draft pick in 2010 out of Boise State, was worth a look. Young caught 48 receptions with six touchdowns as a rookie, but his production dropped last year to 33 catches and four touchdowns.
Fisher said the decision to waive Young had nothing to do with the player’s health.
“We claimed him so we could have his undivided attention,” Fisher said. “We went through an extended interview process.”
The Rams could be thin at wide receiver with Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson unrestricted free agents.
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