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Lions GM: Young held zero trade value

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07:55 AM ET 02.08 | If you were wondering why Titus Young wound up being released, an answer became clear on Thursday. [Young's] trade value was so low when the Lions placed him on waivers this week that general manager Martin Mayhew said he didn't even try to move him to another team. "He didn't really have any trade value," Mayhew said [Thursday]. "I didn't talk to anybody, I didn't call 32 GMs and try to get a seventh-if or anything like that. It's my job to know sort of what his value is, and he didn't have any trade value." The Lions released Young on Monday, the first day transactions were allowed following the Super Bowl, after repeated acts of insubordinate behavior last season.

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February 8, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Why do I get the feeling that in a few years we are going to be reading about this cat doing something really, REALLY, REALLY dumb?

February 8, 2013  08:15 AM ET
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Why do I get the feeling that in a few years we are going to be reading about this cat doing something really, REALLY, REALLY dumb?

He's got a good start.

February 8, 2013  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why do I get the feeling that in a few years we are going to be reading about this cat doing something really, REALLY, REALLY dumb?

Signing with... the Cardinals?

February 8, 2013  08:51 AM ET

The Lions got the worst Coach in football, this guy needs a coach like Jeff Fisher who can help guide him, not mention hook him up with a pretty good quarterback! Look for Young to do well in St Louis!!

February 8, 2013  09:02 AM ET

An honest GM...." It's my job to know sort of what his value is, and he didn't have any trade value."

February 8, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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The Lions got the worst Coach in football, this guy needs a coach like Jeff Fisher who can help guide him, not mention hook him up with a pretty good quarterback! Look for Young to do well in St Louis!!

Young is a cancer.

February 8, 2013  10:17 AM ET

A zero of a person SHOULD have zero trade value.

February 8, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why do I get the feeling that in a few years we are going to be reading about this cat doing something really, REALLY, REALLY dumb?

It seems like he already has.

February 8, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Why do I get the feeling that in a few years we are going to be reading about this cat doing something really, REALLY, REALLY dumb?

I was thinking the exact same thing. Busted for possession with intent to sell or something like that.

February 8, 2013  11:28 AM ET

If Al Davis was alive he'd pick him up in a heart beat.

February 8, 2013  11:34 AM ET
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It seems like he already has.

Yeah, but he's yet to do anything that will make him Sam Hurd's cellmate, see. That's later. What I don't understand about people like Titus is how they can see 10,000 articles detailing what head cases they are without catching on and attempting to do something about it.

February 8, 2013  11:49 AM ET
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What I don't understand about people like Titus is how they can see 10,000 articles detailing what head cases they are without catching on and attempting to do something about it.

That requires a scintilla of sanity or common sense.

February 8, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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Yeah, but he's yet to do anything that will make him Sam Hurd's cellmate, see. That's later. What I don't understand about people like Titus is how they can see 10,000 articles detailing what head cases they are without catching on and attempting to do something about it.

You are assuming that he can read.

February 8, 2013  12:03 PM ET
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You are assuming that he can read.

Point taken.

February 8, 2013  12:06 PM ET
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Signing with... the Cardinals?

Didn't the Rams already claim him?

February 8, 2013  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Didn't the Rams already claim him?

Yes, he's their's to sign or trade Now!

February 8, 2013  03:31 PM ET

Zero trade value......talk about a big eff you from the boss....

February 8, 2013  03:53 PM ET

I guess the GM didn't think he was better than Megatron

February 8, 2013  03:56 PM ET
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Didn't the Rams already claim him?

Let's see if he makes past OTAs...

 
February 8, 2013  04:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Zero trade value......talk about a big eff you from the boss....

There are only so many many ways to polish a turd. Apparently Young is a turd not worth the polish or the elbow grease.

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