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Titus Young released by Detroit Lions

Titus Young has been given the big buh-bye -- the Detroit Lions announced Monday they have parted ways with the wide receiver.

His release was expected since Young had been disciplined several times by the Lions for behavioral problems.

Young was sent home during offseason training camp last summer after he sucker-punched teammate Louis Delmas. He was banished from the Lions twice more during the season after he purposely lined up in the wrong position against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 and again for insubordination.

Even then, Young couldn't act right. He recently tweeted he didn't want to play if he didn't get the ball. Days later, Young tweeted, "Oh I'm not done, if y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats."

Ask and ye shall receive.

Young will count $900,000 against the cap in 2013. He was a second-round pick in 2011 with obvious talent and significant maturity issues. The Lions rolled the dice and crapped out. The organization couldn't continue to put up with his issues after his multitude of problems last offseason. Young finished with 81 receptions, 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons. There's no question that he has the physical talent necessary to play the NFL level.

Now the Lions are in the market for another receiver -- which is amusing considering they draft one nearly every year. The Lions have drafted at least one receiver in 9-of-10 drafts since 2003. They've selected 10 receivers in that span. But Young is gone and rookie Ryan Broyles is coming off knee surgery. That leaves the Lions with Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and holes at the No. 3 and No. 4 slots.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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