Days after Titus Young returned to the Lions following a nine-day suspension, the team placed the contentious wide receiver on injured reserve, according to team website reporter Tim Twentyman.
Young has caused the Lions numerous problems over the past year, beginning when he fought teammate Louis Delmas during offseason workouts. He reportedly caused trouble on the sideline during Detroit's Nov. 18 loss to the Packers, after which coach Jim Schwartz sent him home and center Dominic Raiola ripped him in the press.
Young was listed as inactive for both of the team's past two games, despite no injury being reported, as ProFootballTalk noted:
There’s no indication of what injury Young might have suffered, although he did have a knee issue earlier in the season. Even though he hasn’t used that knee in weeks, we can be sure that there’s absolutely no designation to return. It’s an odd move because the Lions told Young to stay away from the team two weeks ago after he allegedly lined up in the wrong place on purpose during a November 18th loss to the Packers.The second-year receiver, a 2011 second round pick from Boise State, finishes the season with 33 receptions for 383 yards and four touchdowns.