The Detroit Lions decided to part with their very talented, yet very troubled wide receiver, Titus Young on Monday. Young was taken by the Lions in the second round of the 2011 draft and was a key receiver for their team across from Calvin Johnson.
The release of Young from the Lions' roster should come as no surprise. He has been complaining for weeks about the state of the team and how he wanted to get out of Detroit. He also got in some trouble for punching teammate Louis Delmas a season ago. Basically, there was just some fundamental disagreements between Young and the Lions that apparently could not be overcome.
So Young is now on the waiver wire and will likely become a free agent. Teams may be wary of his attitude, but then there are always teams that are willing to take a chance on guys like him because of the talent they possess. One of those teams might be the Arizona Cardinals.
We don't know quite yet how Bruce Arians is going to handle the roster with situations like this. If it were Ken Whisenhunt, there is no chance Young would be a Cardinal. But we simply don't know with BA.
Young could replace Early Doucet, who I highly doubt is back with the team next year. That would force Andre Roberts to the slot and give Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Young room to work on the outside.
But there really isn't room for him on this roster. The Cards already invested a first round pick in Floyd and we all know Fitz isn't going anywhere. Why take a chance on a troubled player when you already have enough starting talent at the position? Young would not come to be a third or fourth string receiver, so I think we can rule it out. There just isn't a fit.
What do you think of Young? The veteran leaders on this team could get him to get his act together, but is that a risk they should take? If so, what do they do to shuffle up their depth chart at the wide receiver position? Do they try to move either Fitzgerald or Floyd? Tell us in the comments section below and vote in the poll.