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Ladarius Green | Tight End

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
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Ladarius Green is getting more first-team reps than usual this preseason.
This was expected in the wake of Antonio Gates' four-game PEDs suspension. "He’s going to have an opportunity early on to do a few more things," coach Mike McCoy said. "The system is staying the same, and we’re looking forward to seeing him play more." Fantasy owners have grown fatigued with Ladarius hype, meaning he's still available in the deep flier range of drafts. There's value there in a freak athlete that's a lock for a usage bump for at least a month. Aug 4 - 11:38 AM

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Chargers OC Frank Reich says he would be "shocked" if TE Ladarius Green "didn't have his most productive year."

Green will get every opportunity to earn an increased role in training camp and the first four games of the season, when Antonio Gates will be serving a month-long suspension. It's worth noting Reich made this statement before Gates' ban was announced. Still only 25 years old, Green should be on the TE1 radar in the first four games. His role thereafter is up in the air.
Jul 29 - 8:58 PM

Philip Rivers says Ladarius Green is playing faster this offseason.

"He seems faster than he’s ever been," Rivers said of Green, who ran 4.56 at 6-foot-6, 238 coming out of college. "He certainly seems that way with the way he’s moving. Some of that comes with (having) more and more confidence." TEs coach Pete Metzelaars hinted Green's reduced 2014 playing time may have resulted from "a number of different injuries at different times," but believes Green maintains "huge upside and possibilities." Added Rivers, "He’s looked really good and he needs to be a bigger part. We need to have him be a weapon for us because he could be a heck of a matchup for us against some defenses."
Jul 9 - 2:33 PM

Ladarius Green will replace suspended Antonio Gates for the first four games of the season.

It took a PEDs suspension, but Green has finally been freed. Despite seeing just 53 targets and playing on roughly a third of the offensive snaps over the last two seasons, he's produced 36 catches for 602 yards and three touchdowns. Ladarius' 2.67 yards per route run in 2013 ranked second in the NFL (behind only Rob Gronkowski) and his 1.85 in 2014 ranked seventh. An imposing athlete at 6'6/240 with 4.44 speed, Green is a mismatch at all levels. He'll be worth starting in fantasy leagues for the first four weeks before fading back behind Gates. Stevie Johnson also gets a nice boost.
Jul 3 - 7:44 AM

According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Ladarius Green's breakout party is "still planned."

"I'd be shocked if he didn't have his most productive year," OC Frank Reich said. We've heard this story before. The Chargers want to get Green more involved on offense as a pass catcher, but they keep adding receiving help and will remain one of the most run-oriented units in the league. Green will likely need an Antonio Gates or receiver injury to put himself on the redraft radar.
Jun 19 - 12:00 PM

Philip Rivers stated at minicamp Tuesday that Ladarius Green "needs to be a bigger part" of the Chargers' offense in 2015.

"He looks really good," Rivers said of Green. Green has mouth-watering physical tools, but he has been unable to earn consistent playing time behind Antonio Gates, and the Chargers' use of three-receiver sets limits their usage of two-tight end formations. The fact that the Bolts signed new third receiver Stevie Johnson to a three-year, $10.5 million deal doesn't bode well for Green.
Jun 16 - 7:34 PM

When asked about Ladarius Green, coach Mike McCoy said, "We need to use him more."

Green was limited to a meager 21.1 snaps per game last season, mostly serving as a blocker en route to just 19 catches. He was not involved at all in "11" packages thanks to Antonio Gates' continued ageless play. We'd like to believe that McCoy will creatively find ways to get the supremely talented Green more looks, but it hasn't happened in three years. The #FreeLadarius movement can only wait and pray with Gates locked into the starting role.
Mar 24 - 12:45 PM

Chargers OC Frank Reich said there was "no physical drop-off" in Antonio Gates' game this season.

Ladarius Green isn't going to be freed. Gates' anticipated demise hasn't come close to happening, as he went 69-821-12 at age 34 and finished as fantasy's No. 2 tight end. That left Green's sizable talent as a part-time blocking specialist once again, averaging 32.1 snaps and 1.6 targets per game. Gates' contract expires following the 2015 season, the same time Green's rookie deal ends. It's shaping up as a frustratingly wasted four years in San Diego for Green's fantasy prospects.
Jan 13 - 1:00 PM

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) is active for Week 16 against the 49ers.

Green could see an expanded role with Keenan Allen out, but isn't on the TE2 radar. Inactive for the Chargers are RB Ryan Mathews, P Mike Scifres, CB Greg Ducre, DE Damion Square, NT Ryan Carrethers, and OLB Cordarro Law.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Green is tentatively expected to be active on Saturday night after practicing all week. He missed Week 15. Green could experience a bump in usage after the Chargers lost Keenan Allen to a fractured collarbone.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) has resumed practicing.

He was "limited" on Thursday. Green is now on track to return for Saturday's game against the 49ers. With Keenan Allen (sidelined), the Bolts could feature more two-tight end sets than usual, giving Green more run than he's typically been getting in 2014.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Broncos.

Green returned to practice Friday, but did not fully pass concussion protocols. He'll likely return for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) returned to Chargers practice Friday.

The underutilized underachiever's Week 15 availability remains unknown.
Source: Michael Ge
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) remained sidelined Thursday.

Green isn't going to suit up against the Broncos after taking a vicious, but legal, hit from Brandon Browner in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. He should be considered questionable for Week 16.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Green is in the concussion protocol and hasn't been cleared for practice. John Phillips will replace him Chargers' No. 2 tight end if he can't return this week.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:48:00 PM

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3RB1Danny Woodhead
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WR21Malcom Floyd
2Jacoby Jones
3Austin Pettis
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WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
4David Paulson
5Kyle Miller
K1Nick Novak
2Josh Lambo