The Kansas City Chiefs could use some extra help at the receiver position but it appears as though new GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid did not feel former Detroit Lions wideout Titus Young was worth the gamble.
The Lions released Young yesterday, just two seasons after drafting him in the top half of the second round. Young has had on and off the field troubles in Detroit. From fighting with teammates, Twitter rants and allegedly lining up in the wrong spot on purpose during a game against the Green Bay Packers, the Lions decided they’d be better off without Young than with him.
Young has loads of talent, so it was almost a certainty that some team would roll the dice and claim Young off of waivers.
And that team was the St. Louis Rams.
The Chiefs could have had Young if they had wanted him. KC, as the worst team in the NFL, holds the #1 waiver priority. That means that any released player that has to pass through waivers can be claimed by the Chiefs before any other NFL team gets a crack at him. The Rams were 16th in line, meaning that the Chiefs, Jaguars, Raiders, Eagles, Browns, Cardinals, Bills, Jets, Titans, Chargers, Dolphins, Bucs, Panthers and Saints all said no to Young.
Former Raiders owner Al Davis must be rolling over in his grave.