Martin Mayhew Says Titus Young Had No Trade Value

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he released receiver Titus Young and did not attempt to trade him for one main reason, Anward Richardson of Mlive.com.

“He didn’t really have any trade value,” Mayhew said. “I didn’t talk to anybody. I didn’t call 32 GMs and try to get a seventh (conditional pick), or anything like that. I think it’s my job to know sort of what his value is, and he didn’t have any trade value.”

That was Mayhew’s dilemma after his former second-round pick alienated teammates and coaches through his insubordinate actions as a member of the Detroit Lions.

Young was released by the Lions earlier this week and later claimed by the St. Louis Rams off waivers. St. Louis was the only team to put in a claim for Detroit’s troubled receiver.


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