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
Interesting name on the trade block: #Bears OLB Willie Young, who had 10 sacks last year but also suffered an Achilles injury.
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
Willie Young and Nick Fairley said they were both fined $15,750 for hits on Bears QB Luke McCown Sunday. #Lions
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
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
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
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