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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) / SD
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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

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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.

RotoGrinders.com 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

Steelers declared TE Ladarius Green, LB Anthony Chickillo, DE Ricardo Mathews, Zach Mettenberger, T Brian Mihalik, CB Al-Hajj Shabazz and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

Green and Toussaint are both out with concussions while Mathews is nursing a foot injury. Mettenberger, Mihalik and Shabazz are all healthy scratches.
Jan 15 - 7:03 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

Green is headed for his fourth straight absence. Jesse James played 44-of-57 offensive snaps in last week's Wild Card win over Miami. We'd expect him to see a similar workload Sunday at KC. Green remains week to week.
Jan 13 - 1:36 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

He's still in the league's protocol. Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, it would be "shocking" were Green to play Sunday. He's going to miss his fourth straight game. Jesse James and Xavier Grimble will continue to pick up the scraps.
Jan 12 - 3:38 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's not a good sign after Green had a setback late last week. Green remains in the concussion protocol and will need to get cleared before Friday to have any chance of playing.
Jan 11 - 5:31 PM

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

Green got in two full practices last week but was held out on Friday after Tomlin said they did not get the results they wanted from a post-practice test. With Green likely to follow a similar routine this week, his status probably will not be clear until Friday at the earliest.
Jan 10 - 12:15 PM

Steelers declared TE Ladarius Green, LB Anthony Chickillo, CB Justin Gilbert, S Robert Golden, QB Zach Mettenberger, T Brian Mihalik and DE Ricardo Mathews inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

It will be Green's third straight absence. He's week to week with a concussion. Expect Jesse James and Xavier Grimble to play bigger roles with Green sidelined. Gilbert didn't show up on the team's final injury report this week and appears to be a healthy scratch. Vince Williams (shoulder) had been listed as questionable but will be available for Sunday's Wild Card matchup.
Jan 8 - 11:49 AM

Ladarius Green (concussion) is out for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.

As expected. Green missed practice on Friday and remains in the league's concussion protocol. The ex-Charger has sky-high potential but continues to be hampered by injuries. He suited up for just six games during the regular season. Jesse James will draw the start at tight end and makes for an interesting punt play in DFS.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: While James is not normally a great tight end to target, with only two games on Sunday, he’s one of the better plays left at the position. During the regular season, he topped 50 yards once and didn’t score after Week 5. However, without Green in the lineup the past two weeks, James picked up three red zone targets and eight overall. Among the tight ends yet to kickoff, he has the highest touchdown expectation and Miami ranks 21st in TE DVOA (per Football Outsiders). Given the selection, he’s a top tight end option in all formats on the Sunday only slate.
Jan 8 - 9:51 AM

Ladarius Green (concussion, questionable) did not practice Friday.

It's a downgrade after Green practiced in full Wednesday and Thursday. Coach Mike Tomlin said on Friday that the team didn't get the results they wanted from Green after Thursday's practice, and he remains in the league's protocol. Green apparently didn't gain clearance from an independent neurologist and probably won't play in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Dolphins.
Jan 6 - 12:52 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

All signs point to him returning this week, but you never know with Green. Sammie Coates (hamstring) was also a full participant at Thursday's session. The Steelers' offense should be at close to full strength Sunday against Miami.
Jan 5 - 3:59 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday.

Green should be cleared well in time for Sunday's Wild Card tilt with the Dolphins. Miami has been getting used and abused by tight ends in recent weeks.
Jan 4 - 3:49 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ladarius Green is still in the concussion protocol but has a chance to play this week against the Dolphins.

Tomlin said Green is "progressing rather well." Green returned to practice last week and appears to be in the final stages of the protocol. Unless he suffers a setback, Green should be on the field for the Wild Card round. He will be a solid option in DFS if he plays.
Jan 3 - 12:27 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) is out for Week 17 against the Browns.

Green returned to practice this week but was never expected to play in Sunday's meaningless finale. He should be back for next week's playoff opener. Jesse James will get the nod at tight end on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

He probably won't play this week but should be good to go for the Wild Card round. Green has topped 60 yards receiving in three of his last four games.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Eli Rogers
WR21Sammie Coates
2Cobi Hamilton
3DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Darrius Heyward-Bey
TE1Jesse James
2Ladarius Green
3David Johnson
4Xavier Grimble
LT1Ali Villanueva
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell