Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

After a Quick Look, Rams Decide to Part Ways with WR Young

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

After a Quick Look, Rams Decide to Part Ways with WR Young

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After the short-lived and ill-fated Titus Young experiment, its back to the drawing board for the Rams at the wide receiver position.

The Rams released Young on Friday, just nine days after the team claimed him off the waiver wire from Detroit.

We spent probably four or five days with him and as an organization at the end of the interview process, lets call it we decided it was best for us to go a different direction, Fisher said Friday. We just felt that he was not the best option for us at that position. Hes an outstanding young talent and were gonna wish him well.

Young was at Rams Park on Monday and spent the better part of the week meeting with coaches and team officials, as well as taking a physical. Fisher called it an extended interview process to try to get to know Young and see if he would be a fit with the Rams.

After his Feb. 4 release by Detroit, the other 30 NFL teams took a pass on Young, who had several behavioral issues with the Lions this past season. The Rams were the only team to claim him. Fisher said that by claiming Young, the Rams would have his undivided attention.

But it took only a few days to figure out that Young was a no-go in St. Louis. In brief encounters with Young during the week at Rams Park several team employees said that Young seemed fine. But others said he didnt seem quite there mentally.

We went into detail, Fisher said of the interview process. We felt like weve got a good, young group (at wide receiver), and we feel like perhaps Titus is better suited for another organization.

As an aside, Fisher said that Youngs health was not an issue.

With Young out of the picture, theres a chance that the ranks of that good, young group at wide receiver could be thinning out before its ranks get replenished. Thats because two of the teams most productive wideouts last season Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson are scheduled for unrestricted free agency on March 12, or just 3 weeks from now. …

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