Lions release WR Young

Pro Football Weekly

The Lions cut WR Titus Young on Monday, the team's website reported.

As a rookie in 2011, Young played in all 16 games with nine starts and had 48 catches for 607 yards and six touchdowns.

In 2012, Young ran into trouble with the Lions. He was sent home from the facility in the offseason after reportedly punching teammate Louis Delmas. In November, Young intentionally lined up wrong in a game vs. the Packers and was sent home from the facility the following day.

Young finished last season on injured reserve with tendinitis in his knee. He had 33 catches for 383 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games.

Last month, Young went to Twitter to vent about his frustration. When asked about it at the Senior Bowl, head coach Jim Schwartz said, "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 not a so good idea."

Monday is the opening of the waiver period as teams get prepared for the 2013 season. The Lions are certainly thin at wide receiver, as Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson both landed on I.R. in 2012.