NFL fantasy football: Rams claim Titus Young

Young lands in St. Louis: That didn’t take long. Just about 24 hours after he was released by the Detroit Lions, Titus Young was claimed by the St. Louis Rams. The temperamental wideout had worn out his welcome in the Motor City thanks to a handful of disciplinary issues. He now joins an offense that struggled to score in 2012 and hopes to add weapons for quarterback Sam Bradford. The Rams are also a squad looking for a bona fide No. 1 receiver — Danny Amendola at times has tried to fill that role, but a lengthy injury history makes him hard to rely on. It’s a calculated risk for head coach Jeff Fisher. It would also be a calculated risk for fantasy owners to count on Young as anything more than a low-end No. 2 receiver option in 2013.

Eagles talking to Dixon: With the Philadelphia Eagles still looking for a quarterback to run their new offense, head coach Chip Kelly could be turning to one of his former protégés. The team is reportedly talking with Dennis Dixon, who played for Kelly at Oregon and worked with the Baltimore Ravens practice squad this season. In five NFL seasons (four with the Pittsburgh Steelers), Dixon has played in just four games. However, running a spread offense, the quarterback was a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender before a knee injury ended his season.

Kolb could restructure deal: Finding a solid starting quarterback will be an offseason priority for the Arizona Cardinals, but there’s always a chance the team could go back to Kevin Kolb … under the right circumstances. If the quarterback is willing to restructure his contract, he could remain in the desert to compete for the team’s starting job. Considering the 2012 performances of teammates John SkeltonRyan Lindley and Brian Hoyer, the position remains wide open. And while none of them is a top fantasy option for 2013, whoever wins the gig will likely have an impact on the value of Larry Fitzgerald.

— Marcas Grant
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