Dec 24, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson (94) celebrates with fans after defeating the San Diego Chargers 38-10 at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lawrence Jackson Tweets Support for Titus Young

The Detroit Lions have received some heat locally for the way they have handled the Titus Young situation. Some fans would have liked to have seen him cut immediately following the home game with the Packers when Young intentionally lined up incorrectly because he was unhappy with his role in the offense. Some fans with a bit more patience likely had enough of the drama when Young took to twitter yesterday in which he gave no indication that he had learned any lessons from the way this past season went.

Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with the way the Lions have handled Young. He obviously needed to be removed from the team following that Packers game and they took action to do just that. Cutting Young during the season wouldn’t have accomplished anything more – it only would have ruled out any potential return to the team or a trade.

I didn’t put much stock in to the idea that Young actually could return to the Lions. It just didn’t seem likely that he could be welcomed back into that locker room with the way things went down and some very pointed comments after Young’s season ended early. That thinking might not be so correct.

Lawrence Jackson represents just one person that once shared a locker room with Titus Young but he made a point to publicly encourage the young wide receiver with a tweet this evening:

LoJack’s next tweet was a message for the rest of us:

Could it be that Young might really be welcomed back into the Lions locker room? Not all of Young’s teammates are likely to express, publicly or privately, a similar level of compassion and support. However, it does help to show that the Lions and Titus Young may not be at the end of the road.

Jackson is set to become a free agent this offseason. While there may be changes afoot at the defensive end position, LoJack is a guy that the Lions need on and off the field.

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