Not ten days after claiming the problematic wide receiver off waivers from the Detroit Lions, Titus Young’s tenure with the St. Louis Rams comes to an end according to Rob Parker; formerly of ESPN until last month when some questionable comments concerning rookie phenom Robert Griffin III (RGIII) earned him a 30 day suspension and a non-renewal of his contract with the sports news giant.
Ram’s Head Coach Jeff Fisher had this to say of the decision to release Titus Young, “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, who made headlines in Detroit for obstinately lining up in the wrong spot during a game against Green Bay in order to get the ball thrown to him, was not cut due to financial issues as he was only due $555,000 and a signing bonus of $185,000 at the start of training camp. Kevin Poston, Young’s agent, declined to comment on the situation, however it has been rumored that this could be the end of Young’s short lived playing career.
Something else new — the Rams announce the official hiring of their new defensive coordinator, Tim Walton. Like Young, he spent the last few years in Detroit, however his headlines were earned as a defensive backs/3rd down coach instead of a wide receiver gone wild.