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Lions place WR Titus Young on Injured-Reserve

Posted Dec 4, 2012

Titus Young’s tumultuous 2012 season has come to an end. The Lions placed the second-year receiver on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday.

Titus Young’s tumultuous 2012 season has come to an end.

The Lions placed the second-year receiver on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday.

Young was asked to leave the team following a loss to the Packers two weeks ago for being insubordinate with coaches and lining up offside on the field. He was inactive for the team’s next game - Thanksgiving Day vs. the Texans.

He re-joined the team last week and was given an opportunity to earn his way back onto the active gameday roster. He didn’t, however, take advantage of that opportunity, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.

“You know, I certainly believe in second chances,” Schwartz said during his Monday press conference. “There’s no greater story in the NFL or professional sports than redemption and people that overcome situations and things like that. I think we all hold out hope that guys can do that. But you need to make the most of the opportunities you have.

"When you have an issue or you have something that occurs and you do get a second chance and you’re welcomed back, you have to do everything to take advantage of that opportunity. I think in this case that didn’t happen.”

Young has been dealing with patellar tendinitis for most of the season, but was not on the team's most recent injury report with the injury.

Young’s future with the team is now very much in doubt.

This is the third time Young will be away from the team in less than a year. He was involved in an altercation with teammate Louis Delmas this offseason, which resulted in him taking a leave of absence for “personal reasons.”

The Lions drafted Young in the second round in 2010 and he still has two years remaining on his contract.

Young has 81 receptions for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Lions.