If we learned anything Tuesday, it’s that talent will always find a place in the NFL.
Approximately 24 hours after the Detroit Lions released Titus Young, the volatile receiver was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams.
Young will join Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who has had success in the past with troubled personalities such as Pacman Jones, Albert Haynesworth, and most recently, rookie Janoris Jenkins.
The Rams have been searching for weapons to surround quarterback Sam Bradford. With wideouts Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson pending free agents, the move made sense for the Rams with little risk. They’ll pick up Young’s base salary of a little more than $500,000 and a roster bonus of $185,000 if he makes the team. If not, they lose nothing in the deal.
The Lions are still responsible for Young’s bonus amount, which totals a little more than $900,000 for the 2013 season.
According to reports, the Rams were the only team to put a claim on Young.
After catching 48 passes for 607 yards and six touchdown passes as a rookie in 2011, Young’s numbers dipped to 33 catches for 383 yards and four TD this past season.
He’s now the Rams’ problem.
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