Tight end Ladarius Green signed a four-year contract with the Steelers last March, but he won’t be seeing the final three years of it.
The Steelers announced on Thursday that they have released Green. The move, which will clear just over $2.6 million in cap room, came with the failed physical designation, which isn’t a great surprise given how Green’s one season with the team played out.
Green had ankle surgery last March and did not play his first game with the Steelers until Week 10 of the regular season. He then suffered a concussion in Week 15 and missed the rest of the year. That concussion came after concerns were raised during the offseason about how long it took Green to recover from a previous head injury.
PIT TE Ladarius Green - Week 20, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
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Look for Green to possibly have a limited role - 10 to 15 plays this week - if he can pass through the concussion protocol. The Steelers will definitely throw three or four passes his way if he does play, so keep him on your back burner and see if he's ready to go Friday. If he's questionable, there's a good chance he plays. He missed practice Thursday because of the stomach flu, not because of the concussion.