Detroit Lions place WR Titus Young on injured reserve

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The Detroit Lions made the decision to place second-year wide receiver Titus Young on their injured reserve on Tuesday.

Sent home from team facilities twice over the last three weeks, troubled Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young was placed on the organization's injured reserve list on Tuesday, according to a report by Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

Young was given a second chance by the coaching staff after reportedly lining up in the wrong spot in a Week 11 game against Green Bay on purpose, and finally began practicing with the team at the end of last week after a nine-day absence. But due to the fact that his behavior and work ethic had not visibly improved, Young was once again banished from team facilities over the weekend and told not to return.

The Lions are referring to Young's specific injury as knee-related, even though it's quite clear that his inability to correct his own mistakes played the biggest role in the decision. While Detroit remains especially thin at receiver now that rookie Ryan Broyles is out for the season with a torn ACL, Tuesday's decision likely ensures that Young's tenure in a Detroit uniform is long over.

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