The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... The Rams have a glaring need for a speed receiver, and have some recent success with guys with character issues. So with the risk minimal and the possible reward high, they claimed former Lion Young off waivers Tuesday, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com.
Diehards Line:Young was such a headache the Lions gave up on him, but the Rams got a huge benefit from rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who many teams were afraid to touch. Jeff Fisher has the kind of credibility he might be able to pull it off in most cases, but Young has shown signs of not listening to anyone, and the fact he recently said he was better than Calvin Johnson indicates he might have a better grip on the ball than reality. But as PFT's Darin Gantt points out, for less than $800,000 in total compensation for the year (including his $555,000 base salary), the financial exposure is limited.