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Titus Young returns to Lions practice after nine-day suspension

Lions WR Titus Young is back to practice after a nine-day suspension for bad behavior. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Titus Young is back to practicing with the Lions, although for now he has been demoted to the second team offense. Young missed over a week of practice and one game for disciplinary reasons.

The day after the Lions lost to the Packers, coach Jim Schwartz sent Young home because he was negatively affecting practice. The head coach added that Young was putting himself above the team, so Schwartz suspended Young from practice for a week and listed him as inactive against the Texans on Thanksgiving.

Young had two penalties in the Lions' loss to the Packers, a false start, an offensive pass interference, and caught only one of six passes thrown to him. The behavioral issues on and off the field, coupled with his struggling performance, contributed to his demotion to the second team offense.