It appears that wide receiver Titus Young's timeout is over, at least when it comes to him practicing. After being absent the last week for disciplinary reasons, Young was back at practice with his Detroit Lions teammates on Wednesday. This comes one day after Lions head coach Jim Schwartz left the timetable for a return pretty open, so it's a surprise that Young is suddenly back.
Just because Young practiced doesn't necessarily mean he will play this week, and it also doesn't mean he is out of the doghouse. According to Dave Birkett, Young took second-team reps with the offense and was at the back of the line when the team stretched and went through receiver drills. In other words, he was back but has been sent to the bottom of the depth chart.
It will be interesting to see what Schwartz has to say after practice about Young's return and what it means going forward. At the very least, it seems the Lions are giving Young another chance, so hopefully he gets his head straight and changes his attitude going forward. The talent is there, and it would be a shame for both the Lions and Young if he throws it away by continuing to be an issue.