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Ladarius Green | Tight End | #89

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
College: Louisiana
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (110) / LAC
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Free agent TE Ladarius Green is hoping to play this season.
Green was released with a failed physical designation after dealng with concussion and ankle issues last season. It sounds like he wants to continue his career, but he's not a lock to get medically cleared. There likely won't be more clarity on Green's status until closer to training camp. Fri, May 19, 2017 05:31:00 PM

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Steelers released TE Ladarius Green.

Green was cut loose with the "failed physical" designation. Signed to a "four-year, $20 million" contract last March, Green was already out of guaranteed money. He was limited to six games by head and ankle issues last season. Yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol, Green has been dogged by retirement rumors since last summer. Turning 27 later this month, Green has always possessed mouthwatering upside, but he was blocked by Antonio Gates in San Diego and his health in Pittsburgh. His NFL future is unclear. The Steelers are moving forward with Jesse James, Xavier Grimble and David Johnson at tight end.
Thu, May 18, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussions) is participating in OTAs.

It's unclear if Green has gained final clearance, but he's doing conditioning work. The Steelers didn't draft a tight end, which could be construed as a sign of faith in Green. It could also simply mean the opportunity never presented itself. Fantasy owners need to take a "believe it when you see it" approach with the ex-Charger.
Tue, May 2, 2017 05:16:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette is "not sure the (Steelers') staff has any hopes" for Ladarius Green (concussions).

Along the same lines as conditionally-reinstated WR Martavis Bryant, the Steelers will likely view anything they get from Green this year as a bonus. Jesse James returns as Pittsburgh's primary in-line tight end, and Ben Roethlisberger has lobbied for a receiving option at the position. Bouchette indicated he expects the Steelers to draft a tight end, possibly on day two.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 06:54:00 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) plans to 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.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 06:32:00 PM

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.
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 09:38:00 AM

DKPittsburghSports.com 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.
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 05:43:00 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.
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 09:37:00 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.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 03:26:00 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.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 10:34:00 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.
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 09:19:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 03:14:00 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,
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 05:13:00 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.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 08:56:00 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.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 01:12:00 PM

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