Green, who was signed last year after the Steelers reportedly failed to thoroughly investigate his concussion history, played in just six games in his one season as a Steeler. For those six games, in which he caught 18 passes, Green made $6 million.
In addition to paying Green $1 million a game, the Steelers also lost a sixth-round draft pick in the deal. As noted by compensatory pick guru Nick Korte, the Steelers would have had a sixth-round compensatory pick this year if they hadn’t signed Green last year.
The Steelers cut their losses with Green today. Those losses were significant.