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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:42:38 -0800
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley has been fined $15,750 for throwing an opponent to the ground during the team's Week 10 game. DE Willie Young has also been fined $15,750 for roughing the passer.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:37:59 -0700
The Detroit Lions benched DL Willie Young in the team's third preseason game after Young picked up a personal foul for taunting New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. "We didn't want any more personal fouls," head coach Paul Schwartz said. "We had enough of it. We had enough of it after two."
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:21:17 -0700
Detroit Lions DE Willie Young (ankle) was held out of the team portions of practice Friday, Aug. 2, due to an ankle injury.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:19:38 -0700
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions DL Willie Young's one-year deal is worth $1.5 million with a $300,000 signing bonus, which is down from the $2.023 million tender he was originally offered.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:32:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DE Willie Young signed a one-year deal but it was different than the tender offer he received as a restricted free agent. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:46:38 -0700
The Detroit Lions re-signed restricted free-agent DE Willie Young to a one-year deal.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:37:20 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he expects restricted free-agent DE Willie Young to return next season.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:11:53 -0800
Detroit Lions restricted free-agent DE Willie Young and DE Ronnell Lewis are the only defensive ends on the team's roster after they released DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. DEs Cliff Avril and Lawrence Jackson will be unrestricted free agents this offseason.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 09:53:52 -0800
Detroit Lions DE Willie Young said he considered amputating the middle finger he injured three weeks ago. Young said the finger was cut to the bone and some of the nerves in the finger were severed. The cut was too deep for stitches so he has been soaking the finger in various chemicals and disinfectants. Young has not missed any practices or games despite the injury.
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:55:26 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Tuesday, July 3, that DL Willie Young was a player who has made vast improvements and can help the team toward its goal of reaching the playoffs in a second straight season. Teammates added that Young's work ethic in the weight room has made him a better player and better conditioned.
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