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Ladarius Green | Tight End | #80

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (110) / SD
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Ladarius Green underwent offseason ankle surgery and won't participate in OTAs.
Green ended last season on I.R. with an ankle injury that apparently required some sort of operation/clean-up procedure, which is believed to have happened in January, according to Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken. He hasn't participated in offseason workouts and is without a timetable for return, though it's likely the Steelers are just being cautious. Obviously, the Steelers felt comfortable enough with Green's ankle to give him a four-year, $20 million contract. Green's recovery is worth monitoring, but we tentatively expect him back for camp. May 25 - 1:16 PM
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Steelers signed TE Ladarius Green, formerly of the Chargers, to a four-year, $20 million contract.

The match couldn't be more perfect on paper for both player and team. With Heath Miller's unexpected retirement following the season, the Steelers needed an all-around tight end, and Green fits the bill. Green first found his way onto the field in San Diego because he knew how to block. It's an added bonus because Green is already a gifted athlete at 6'6/240. He ran a 4.56 forty at the 2012 Combine with a 10-foot-4 broad jump. He's dripping with upside with Ben Roethlisberger in one of the game's top-three passing offenses and out of Antonio Gates' shadow.
Mar 9 - 9:30 PM

Free agent Ladarius Green will visit the Steelers on Thursday.

Per NFL.com's Albert Breer, there is "serious interest from both sides." ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Green is "expected" to sign with Pittsburgh. The Chargers re-signed Antonio Gates to a two-year, $12 million deal Wednesday, paving the way for Green to leave town. The Steelers need to replace retired Heath Miller. Green has big-time pass-catching upside, and would be an intriguing fantasy cog in the Steelers' lethal offense without Gates to battle for targets.
Mar 9 - 12:34 PM

Brian Costello of the New York Post sees free agent TE Ladarius Green as a good fit for the Jets.

New York doesn't have much cap space available after last offseason's spending spree, but Green shouldn't carry a huge price tag. Consistency has eluded Green to this point in his career but he had his moments last year when Antonio Gates was suspended for PEDs. He'd be a big upgrade for the Jets, who combined for just eight tight ends catches in 2015.
Mar 6 - 9:22 AM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco will meet with free agent Ladarius Green's player rep at the Combine.

"He's someone we'd like to keep," Telesco said. "We'll see how it goes." Green was underused by the Bolts for the entirety of his rookie contract, but Antonio Gates is also a free agent. Gates seems likely to be back with the Chargers, but perhaps their roles could be reversed for 2016, with Green playing more snaps and Gates becoming more of a role player. The duo occupies the Nos. 1 and 2 spots in our free agent tight end rankings.
Feb 25 - 3:00 PM

Chargers placed TE Ladarius Green (ankle), NT Sean Lissemore (shoulder), and S Darrell Stuckey (knee) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Green needs surgery on the ankle. Teams who have nothing to play for in Week 17 can place players with short-term injuries on I.R. and sign new ones to multi-year contracts to take their place on the 53, then have them available for the entire offseason program. Green tried playing through his ankle injury for much of the season's second half. An impending free agent, 25-year-old Green will be a very interesting player to monitor when the market opens in March.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Ladarius Green caught 2-of-7 targets for 27 yards in the Chargers' Week 16 loss to the Raiders.

Green got "catch rule'd" mid-way through the fourth quarter, having a 30-yard touchdown overturned because the tip of the ball narrowly grazed the ground, or some nonsense of that nature. A reasonable rulebook would have ruled it a score. He went on to commit a critical drop later. The walk-year tight end will be off the DFS radar in Week 17 against the Broncos.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 12:52:00 AM

Ladarius Green (ankle) is questionable for Thursday night's Week 16 game against the Raiders.

He should be fine after playing through the issue the past couple weeks.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Ladarius Green (ankle) sat out Tuesday's practice.

The Bolts are likely just managing Green's reps on a short week, but he'll be off the TE2 radar for Thursday's game against the Raiders.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Ladarius Green caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Dolphins.

Green has largely been a fantasy non-factor with Antonio Gates healthy and in the lineup this season. Hindered by an ankle injury, expect Green's contract year to finish on a quiet note against the Raiders and Broncos in Weeks 16 and 17.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:56:00 PM

Ladarius Green is active for Week 15 against the Dolphins.

He'll rotate with Antonio Gates. The Chargers' Week 15 inactives are WR Stevie Johnson, CB Steve Williams, ILB Kavell Conner, OT Jeff Linkenbach, OT King Dunlap, WR Vincent Brown, and NT Sean Lissemore.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Ladarius Green (ankle) is questionable for Week 15 against the Dolphins.

He returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Green has caught just nine passes for 85 yards over his last five games. He won't be a fantasy option if he plays this week.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Ladarius Green (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

Green's Week 15 status is now uncertain. Green hasn't been making an impact behind Antonio Gates the past few weeks, and is off the re-draft radar.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Ladarius Green (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's likely a maintenance day. Green has been a non-factor behind Antonio Gates the last few weeks.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Ladarius Green caught 2-of-6 targets for 26 yards in the Chargers' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

Green has been mostly a non-factor as a pass catcher since Antonio Gates returned to the lineup. When Gates is healthy, Green is merely a TE2.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:15:00 PM

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QB1Ben Roethlisberger
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3Landry Jones
4Dustin Vaughan
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
5Brandon Brown-Dukes
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1David Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Sammie Coates
3Issac Blakeney
4Eli Rogers
5Canaan Severin
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3DeMarcus Ayers
4Shakim Phillips
5Levi Norwood
WR31Sammie Coates
TE1Ladarius Green
2Jesse James
3Xavier Grimble
4Paul Lang
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
3Matt Feiler
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
3B.J. Finney
4Quinton Schooley
RG1David DeCastro
2Cole Manhart
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Jerald Hawkins
3Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell