Steelers expect Ladarius Green back next year

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The Steelers are working to keep all their offensive stars happy, and they’re hoping they can add to it.

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert told reporters yesterday that he expected to have tight end Ladarius Green back next year, after the free agent pickup finished his first season there on injured reserve with a concussion.

“We don’t play [preseason games] until August, so he’s got time to heal properly,” Colbert said, via Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times.  “In any concussion, the one thing we do know is that you have to give it time to properly heal before you re-enter into competition. And that’s where he is. He’s entering the off-season.

“He’s excited about being able to come back and being able to play. And we’ll see where he is when he gets back in the program in March or April, whenever he comes back here.”

Colbert also reiterated that Green started last season on the physically unable to perform list was because of his ankle injury, not a previous concussion. After signing a five-year, $20 million contract, Green only played six games last season.

His history of head injuries made some wonder if he’d be back, but his performance in limited action (16.9 yards per catch) was apparently enough to make them willing to wait for him.

23 responses to “Steelers expect Ladarius Green back next year

  1. $4M for six games and they want him back? Couldn’t you draft a rookie TE and get just as much production, or more, for much less?

  2. BACK??!!…..Was he even there??
    Waste of cap space…. Go ahead & pay him for taking up a roster spot…

  3. whenwilliteverend says:
    Feb 17, 2017 9:03 AM
    $4M for six games and they want him back? Couldn’t you draft a rookie TE and get just as much production, or more, for much less?

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    I guess your comment justifies your job as a Walmart greeter and not a NFL GM…….

  4. kissbillsrings says:
    Feb 17, 2017 9:38 AM
    BACK??!!…..Was he even there??
    Waste of cap space…. Go ahead & pay him for taking up a roster spot…

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    Oh look one of the sheep got lost and wants to show how little he knows. Don’t you have some dui’s to investigate for more players?

  5. Waste of $$$$. There is no way he is the much $$$$ better than James or Grimble. This is the same person who loved Jarvis “Bust” Jones, Shamarko “Bust” Thomas and Cam “Push me around” Thomas……

  6. Waste of $$$$. There is no way he is that much $$$$ better than James or Grimble. This is the same person who loved Jarvis “Bust” Jones, Shamarko “Bust” Thomas and Cam “Push me around” Thomas……

  7. drooly, what exactly are you defending in your copy and paste name calling nonsense? Both posts were exactly on the money. LGreen’s 1rst year as a FA signing was a complete bust. FACT.

  8. The rest of the league is shaking in their boots about this “lethal” Steeler offense with their so-called superstars.

    To their credit, they did kick like 30 FGs against KC in the playoffs.

  9. It’s to bad Green’s injuries kept him from reaching his potential last season. The good news for the Steelers is that they found a gem in Jesse James. He played very well in Green’s absence and at 22 years old he still has a lot to learn and should keep improving.

  10. tedmurph says:
    Feb 17, 2017 10:19 AM
    drooly, what exactly are you defending in your copy and paste name calling nonsense?
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    Twain said it best: “Never argue with a fool. They will only bring you down to their level then beat you with experience.”

  11. tedmurph says:
    Feb 17, 2017 10:19 AM
    drooly, what exactly are you defending in your copy and paste name calling nonsense? Both posts were exactly on the money. LGreen’s 1rst year as a FA signing was a complete bust. FACT.

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    Hey, lying TedMurph, a bust would be someone who contributes nothing, much like yourself. When Green played he contributed and the Steelers tend to look at the long run…..ya know like before 2000 when the Pat’s invented football as we know it….right lying Teddy.

  12. The rest of the league is shaking in their boots about this “lethal” Steeler offense with their so-called superstars.
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    So called superstars lol. AB and Leveon Bell are 2 of the best of the business. There production on the field shows it. Leveon’s issues are more staying on the field. Bell missed the patriot game and the Steelers really needed Ladarius Green vs the pats. Surely, you won’t be making a comment like this again when the Steelers add more hardware to their trophy case.

  13. jag1959 | Feb 17, 2017, 11:38 AM EST
    tedmurph says:
    Feb 17, 2017 10:19 AM
    drooly, what exactly are you defending in your copy and paste name calling nonsense?
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    Twain said it best: “Never argue with a fool. They will only bring you down to their level then beat you with experience.”

    Webster said it better, “its better to remain silent and appear the fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt.” Don’t be a Jagoff….

  14. The quote is not from Webster. I think the quote that comes to mind is one made by the GOAT, Bill Belichick, that applies equally to a certain poster. ‘What has CCasserly(substitute here) ever been right about?’

  15. Are you talking about the steeler offensive juggernaught that scored 18 against KC in the playoffs and 17 against New England? I’m sure the league is petrified.

  16. How can the Steelers add more “hardware to the trophy case” if Big Ben has one cankle in the retirement home already? They certainly won’t be doing it on Brady’s watch, and he’s going to last longer than this guy.

    The fact that Roethlisberger’s off-season work out regimen consists of “hey, could I get that gravy on the side, please” should concern you more than anything else.

  17. Ike it seems you are quite the fitness guru so in that vein maybe you could describe where on the anatomy is a cankle …..priceless and worthless at the same time.

  18. It’ll be that much sweeter next year when Green is hoisting the double hardware of comeback player of the year and SB champion, all the while Gronk continues to be stashed on IR.

  19. How can the Steelers add more “hardware to the trophy case” if Big Ben has one cankle in the retirement home already? They certainly won’t be doing it on Brady’s watch, and he’s going to last longer than this guy.
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    I remember the same things being said about shady cheating brady who couldn’t win a superbowl in 10 YEARS before the seahawks and falcons gladly handed him one. Just because Big Ben talks about retirement 2 days after a loss doesn’t mean he’s going to retire. Some people will believe anything geez. The defense has more to do with losing the afccg then Big Ben. Let’s not act like the cheaters not beatable.

  20. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 17, 2017 3:13 PM
    Ike it seems you are quite the fitness guru so in that vein maybe you could describe where on the anatomy is a cankle …..priceless and worthless at the same time.

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    Fat calf + fat ankle with no defined borders where the casual observer could reasonably discern the difference.

    Hence, the term “cankle.”

    And no, I don’t really think he has a cankle affliction. I just like the word.

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