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Ladarius Green | Tight End | #89

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (110) / LAC
Contract: view contract details

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Ladarius Green (concussion) plans to be attend offseason workouts.
Green hasn't been medically cleared, but the Steelers are expecting him back. He was effective when healthy last year despite playing only six games. There should be more clarity on Green's status before OTAs. Mar 17 - 6:32 PM
Source: ESPN

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert indicated Ladarius Green (concussion) will be back with the team in 2017.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette wrote the same earlier this week. It makes sense for the Steelers to take a shot on Green, who was a difference-maker when on the field and would free up under $2.75 million of cap space if released. That said, he only managed six games his first year in Pittsburgh and still has not been cleared from a Week 15 concussion. Like last year, it will not be surprising if Green spends most of the offseason on the sidelines.
Feb 18 - 9:38 AM reports Ladarius Green is not currently in the NFL's concussion protocol, but has still yet to be cleared.

In other words, uncertainty continues to take the day. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette guessed Tuesday that Green would keep his roster spot, but Steelers president Art Rooney II was publicly noncommittal last month. Green's health has been one mystery after another since he signed a four-year, $20 million contract last March.
Feb 16 - 5:43 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects the Steelers to retain Ladarius Green for 2017.

Bouchette believes "the decision has been made" and Green will stay on the roster, despite president Art Rooney II expressing uncertainty about Green's future after the season. "His health will determine what happens from there," Bouchette wrote. Green was a difference maker when healthy in 2016, averaging nearly 17 yards per catch but appearing in only six games. Concussion and ankle concerns will continue to cloud 26-year-old Green's fantasy future.
Feb 14 - 9:37 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Steelers president Art Rooney II expressed uncertainty about Ladarius Green's future with the team.

Rooney was cryptic, saying Green has "physical conditions" the team needs to sort through as it assesses his future. Signed for $5 million in 2017, Green's status has been a mystery since he arrived last March. He was dogged by retirement rumors last summer before an injury-ruined campaign, one ended by a concussion. Head issues reportedly had Green mulling hanging it up last year. Going on 27, Green's future is clear as mud.
Jan 31 - 3:26 PM

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said it's "possible" the Steelers could move on from Ladarius Green this offseason.

Bouchette expressed a similar sentiment earlier this week when he said the Steelers couldn't count on Green for 2017. Green's talent is without question but his lingering concussion issues complicate his future in the NFL. It's possible the Steelers decide to cut their losses and let Green be somebody else's problem. That would allow Jesse James to occupy the lead role at tight end in Pittsburgh.
Jan 29 - 10:34 AM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette doesn't believe the Steelers can count on Ladarius Green (concussion) for 2017.

It's hardly a groundbreaking statement from the Steelers' ace beat writer, but poses a reminder just how fragile Green proved to be in his first season with the team. He missed a total of 14 games with ankle and brain issues. Green reassured everyone after the loss to the Patriots that he plans to train like normal this offseason and be ready for 2017. However, it's not out of the question that Pittsburgh simply cuts its losses and moves in a different direction at tight end.
Jan 24 - 9:19 PM

Ladarius Green said he isn't considering retirement despite being sidelined by a concussion late in the season.

Green sat out the season's first nine games while recovering from offseason ankle surgery and perhaps lingering issues from a concussion he suffered with the Chargers in 2015, and he later missed five more games after suffering a concussion in Week 15. "I talked to all the doctors. They reassured me of that. I’m not too worried about that. I’m not focusing on that right now," said Green about his health. "I'm going to go train as soon as I get home, and hopefully next season works out a lot better." The Steelers could certainly use another receiving threat to pair with Antonio Brown, but trusting Green to stay healthy is a fool's errand at this point.
Jan 23 - 3:14 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) is inactive for the AFC Championship Game.

Green's concussion has lingered long enough that he should be considered no better than 50-50 for a potential Super Bowl appearance in two weeks. Also inactive for the Steelers are WR Demarcus Ayers, QB Zach Mettenberger, CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, LB L.J. Fort, DE Johnny Maxey and OT Brian Mihalik,
Jan 22 - 5:13 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ladarius Green (concussion, illness, questionable) is not expected to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

Green participated in two of the Steelers' three practices this week but hasn't passed the concussion protocol and appears to be headed for his fifth straight absence. James Harrison (shoulder, triceps), who is also listed as questionable, is expected to get the green light for Sunday's AFC title game.
Jan 22 - 8:56 AM

Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) returned to practice on Friday.

Green didn't work with the first team and remains in the league's concussion protocol. He'll make the trip to Foxboro, but it's anyone's guess if he'll be out there against the Patriots. Green hasn't seen the field since Week 15. Jesse James would draw another start at tight end if Green misses Sunday's AFC title game. No one covering the Steelers expects Green to play.
Jan 20 - 1:12 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday.

It's the worst possible news after Green got in a "limited" session on Wednesday, though the flu is apparently going through the Steelers' locker room. Either way, with his latest head injury continuing to linger, Green is unlikely to suit up for the AFC Championship Game, leaving Jesse James as the Steelers' No. 1 "seam stretcher." The Steelers' offense has been operating at an extremely high level, but lacks viable weapons behind Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Daily Slant: If he's ultimately unable to suit up, Jesse James would start at tight end and be a viable option in GPPs given the lack of quality choices at the position. Still, our ownership projections don't display a large gap between James and Jared Cook - about 38% for Cook vs. 20% James - meaning there's not a huge advantage to be gained from a game theory perspective by pivoting to the lesser TE.
Jan 19 - 3:55 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

It's an upgrade for Green after he missed practice all last week following a setback the previous week. Green remains in the protocol, but this at least gives him a shot to play Sunday. Consider him no better than 50-50.
Jan 18 - 3:58 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette doesn't expect Ladarius Green (concussion) to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Bouchette is one of the most respected reporters of the last several decades and usually has a great read on all things involving the Steelers, which he sometimes divulges in a weekly fan Q & A. Asked about Green in this week's chat, Bouchette replied, "I don't think you will see him this Sunday. Not on the playing field anyway." Bouchette later said he doesn't expect Green to play at all this year. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Green has yet to pass through concussion protocol. Look for Jesse James to start at tight end in Foxboro.
Jan 17 - 8:31 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ladarius Green remains in the concussion protocol.

Green did not seem particularly close to playing in the Divisional Round, but Tomlin did say he has a chance. He will need to get in some practice reps early in the week to have any shot at returning. The Steelers could certainly use Green as they head to New England. Daily Slant: It's looking very much like we won't see Green again this postseason. His history with concussions was concerning before this season, and things haven't improved at all in his first year with the Steelers. Green was acting as the next-in-command to Antonio Brown among the receiving corps, and his presence would theoretically make it tougher for the Patriots to heavily attack Brown with double coverage. Jesse James would draw another start and while he's a good bet to play the large majority of the snaps, his volume is still concerning. You can do worse on a two-game slate if you're looking to punt the TE spot, however.
Jan 17 - 12:17 PM

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