- In the ongoing search for more help for their receiving corps, the Rams added another potential piece to the puzzle on Tuesday afternoon as they were awarded former Detroit WR Titus Young off waivers.
– Young comes to the Rams from the Lions where he spent a tumultuous two seasons. Drafted in the second round out of Boise State in 2011, Young was expected to be the speedy complement to Calvin Johnson.
– At times, Young flashed that very potential to be a home run threat opposite Johnson, postin 48 catches for 607 yards and six TDs in his rookie season.
– Things went south last year, though, as Young posted 33 catches for 383 yards and four touchdowns last season while missing part of the season for conduct detrimental to the team.
– Young asked for his release from the team and was granted it on Monday afternoon.
– In coming to St. Louis, Young looks to get back on track and reach his immense potential. He’ll be reunited with former Boise State teammate Austin Pettis in the receivers room and also knows DBs coach Brandon Fisher from their year together in Detroit. Young also has a relationship with another former Boise State Bronco now on the Rams in S Quintin Mikell.
– Known for his blazing speed, Young gives the Rams another potential down field threat to go with Chris Givens. There could be an instant spot for Young with the Rams facing the free agency of wideouts Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson this offseason.
– Young still must pass a physical and go through the rest of the process before his addition to the roster is final.
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