Rams claim Titus Young, reuniting him with Austin Pettis

Austin Pettis, left, and Titus Young played at Boise State from 2007 to 2010.

Austin Pettis, left, and Titus Young played at Boise State from 2007 to 2010.

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

Titus Young has been reunited with former Boise State teammate Austin Pettis.

The St. Louis Rams on Tuesday claimed Young off waivers. Young was cut by the Detroit Lions on Monday after a series of run-ins with team management.

Young is Boise State’s career leader in receiving yards; Pettis is the career leader in receptions. They played together from 2007 to 2010.

Young has played in 26 NFL games (17 starts) and registered 81 receptions for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was drafted in the second round, 44th overall, in 2011.

Pettis has played in 26 games (five starts). He has 57 catches for 517 yards and four touchdowns. He was drafted in the third round, 78th overall, in 2011.

Pettis greeted the news on Twitter.

“Congrats to TY for becoming a part of #ramsnation #boise looking forward to the 2013 season and a new beginning,” he tweeted.

NBCSports.com reports that the Rams were the only team to claim Young. It’s a low-risk move because he can be cut any time before the season begins with no financial implications.

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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