Titus Young’s tenure with the St. Louis Rams is over before it even started. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the wide receiver has been cut by the Rams after the a round if interviews and physicals in St. Louis on Friday.
The former Detroit Lion made headlines this past NFL season for continued attitude problems and spats with his teammates and the Lions coaching staff. At one point, Young purposely lined up in the wrong spot on the field during an offensive play, an action that led to his removal from the game. Young was later placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Speaking to reporters, Ram head coach Jeff Fisher intimated that it was Young’s attitude, not any physical issues, that led to his sudden release.
“We felt like by claiming Titus we would have the opportunity to spend a good deal of time with him,” Fisher said. “We spent that time with him, 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.”
Young had 33 receptions for an average of 11.6 yards and four touchdown grabs before his benching last season.