Willie Young RUMORS & NEWS

  • Willie Young is reportedly looking for a trade from the Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Trades in the NFL may not be as frequent as other major sports, but the Bears have proven they aren’t afraid to deal a player, even during the season. With the NFL trade deadline coming Tuesday, the Bears may not be done moving players. At least one Bears player hopes that’s the case. CBS..." November 02

  • After Jared Allen trade, Willie Young asked for one, too

    Pro Football Talk "In trading linebacker Jared Allen to the Panthers, the Bears said the move would allow linebacker Willie Young to get more reps. Young, however, doesn’t want them. Per a source close to the team, Young asked to be traded in the wake of the Allen deal. Young, like Allen, prefers playing..." October 05

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Interesting name on the trade block: #Bears OLB Willie Young, who had 10 sacks last year but also suffered an Achilles injury.

  • Willie Young faces steep learning curve at outside linebacker

    ESPN "Converted outside linebacker Willie Young paused when asked to recall the last time he covered anybody. “It might have been about four days ago, I covered my son up when he went to sleep,” Young said. Such is life for Young, who is moving from defensive end to outside linebacker after he led..." August 01

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    Josh Katzenstein @jkatzenstein

    Willie Young and Nick Fairley said they were both fined $15,750 for hits on Bears QB Luke McCown Sunday. #Lions

  • Willie Young Young strives to hit max potential

    Fox Sports Detroit "No more Mr. August. This is the year defensive end Willie Young has to produce for the Detroit Lions when it counts. A year ago, Young was anointed by many as the breakout player to watch following a standout preseason. He took advantage of teammate Cliff Avril's absence early in training..." June 21

  • Lions DE Willie Young says he's ready for his shot

    Detroit News "Defensive end Willie Young will have every opportunity to play more for the Lions this year. The last two seasons Young played behind Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch, and although young players can occasionally leap veterans for playing time, Young said he never had a fair chance to fight for..." June 07

  • Lions' development of Willie Young and Jason Fox will be telling

    Detroit Free Press "The most important development in the coming weeks for Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz of the Lions isn’t the rookies they drafted last month. It will be two players they selected three years ago in the middle and back end of the NFL draft. Willie Young was a seventh-round pick. Jason Fox went..." May 23

  • Lions tender Willie Young for $2M-plus, re-sign Spievey, Osgood

    Detroit News "So what does three sacks in three seasons get you? Well, if you are Lions defensive end Willie Young, it gets you a second-round tender offer, which is worth a little more than $2 million. For a seventh-round pick to get a second-round tender is rare, especially for a player coming off a..." March 13