Steelers place TE Ladarius Green on PUP list

Ladarius Green will continue to sit out.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday they placed the tight end on the physically unable to perform list to start the season.

The move doesn't come as a surprise. Green hasn't participated in workouts after signing a four-year, $20 million contract this offseason.

NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported earlier this month that Green was dealing with recurring headaches after suffering multiple concussions during his four years in San Diego.

The Steelers and Green insist his ankle has been the reason he's missed workouts, but the tight end's agent told Kinkhabwala the ankle is "fine."

Fantasy Impact: 

Green was ramping up his activity, but he’ll miss at least the first six games as he continues to rehab his ankle (or deals with lingering headaches from a 2015 concussion, depending on who you believe). He has fantastic potential in this offense, so his status is worth monitoring in September and October as a possible midseason pickup. But he’s no longer worth a late-round pick in all but the deepest leagues. Jesse James takes over as the starter and is a sneaky play for the first half of the season. James has terrific size and should serve as a nice target in the red zone.

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