ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Titus Young on injured reserve.
The move ends Young's season.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday a move with Young was forthcoming, and he would make the news public. Just over 24 hours later, Young has been shelved for the season with the team citing a knee injury.
Young was sent home over Thanksgiving and was inactive for the Lions game against the Houston Texans. Schwartz allowed the 23-year old back in the facility to practice with the team last week. Ultimately, though, Young didn't dress for Sunday's loss against the Indianapolis Colts.
Schwartz told him to stay home.
"I certainly believe in second chances. There's no greater story in the NFL, or in professional sports, than redemption," the coach said.
Apparently, Young didn't make the most of his opportunity.
"I think we all hold out hope that guys can do that, but you need to make the most of the opportunities you have. That didn't happen."
The team released safety Erik Coleman. The Lions also signed wide receiver Kris Durham from the practice squad and signed safety Tyrell Johnson. Troy Burrell was signed to the practice squad.