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Steelers cut Ladarius Green

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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.

Green managed 18 catches for 304 yards and a touchdown in the six games he did play. If he’s healthy, he’ll likely get a look from someone else before the start of the season but he’s not going to land the same kind of deal he got from the Steelers last year.

The Steelers also announced that they have signed running back Terrell Watson.

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38 Responses to “Steelers cut Ladarius Green”
  1. blitzinc43 says: May 18, 2017 3:12 PM

    As a close friend of the organization, good riddance. This is a system TE with athleticism, not a great football player

  2. thefan08 says: May 18, 2017 3:13 PM

    I kept saying throughout the draft that we should have drafted a TE. Especially, since Green couldn’t stay healthy all year. Instead we ignored the TE laden draft and now we released Green. wow, what an idiotic moved not drafting a TE.

  3. ragnarthegreat says: May 18, 2017 3:13 PM

    should we be looking hard at the helmets?

  4. The Power Rankings says: May 18, 2017 3:14 PM

    “Nothing in this world can take the place of good old persistence. Talent won’t. Nothing’s more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius won’t. Unrecognized genius is practically a clich. Education won’t. Why the world is full of educated fools. Persistence and determination alone are all powerful.” -The Founder

  5. cardsfann1 says: May 18, 2017 3:20 PM

    Game, set, and match on his career more than likely…

  6. bengalbowl says: May 18, 2017 3:23 PM

    What? Last year this guy was the best free agent signing of the offseason.

  7. tylawspick6 says: May 18, 2017 3:27 PM

    Bye Bye Steelers

  8. JJ412 says: May 18, 2017 3:33 PM

    He looked great when he was out there but the move makes sense.

  9. eazeback says: May 18, 2017 3:35 PM

    he coulda been a HUGE weapon w/ ben in that offense just couldn’t or didn’t want to get healthy

  10. realdealsteel says: May 18, 2017 3:37 PM

    One of the worse signings in recent memory. Colbert got took by this guy. He knew he wasn’t going to make it long term; but he found a sucker who he could get a big signing bonus from and then he could hang around long enough to legally keep the bonus.

    Well, we pretty much know what we are going to address in the next draft.

  11. xavier179 says: May 18, 2017 3:38 PM

    This organization use to have a knack at finding talent, not so much lately.

  12. tylawspick6 says: May 18, 2017 3:44 PM

    Steelers refuse to adapt to the modern NFL. The only way is for them to win anything is to hope Brady goes down like in 2008, and I am not even convinced they would beat Garoppolo and this loaded Pats team anyway.

  13. boltson says: May 18, 2017 3:47 PM

    Tons of potential, can’t stay on the field. Same reason the Chargers let him walk.

  14. ibottpsgoldpants says: May 18, 2017 3:50 PM

    Did his concussion come from Shazier spearing him in practice? Dude likes to do that a lot!

  15. tedmurph says: May 18, 2017 3:52 PM

    Panic signing after tge the retirement of the excellent HMiller. All teams make mistake signings. Smart to cut the losses early.

  16. jag1959 says: May 18, 2017 4:00 PM

    Won’t lie, at the beginning of the off season last year I thought he was a player on the come and wanted to see him land with the Giants. Even though I thought they overpaid I still thought the Steelers got a difference maker when they signed him. I wasn’t the only one here that was wrong, although I may be the only one that will admit it, but at $500k+ per catch… ouch just ouch.

  17. notwhoyouthinkitis says: May 18, 2017 4:00 PM

    This is really a nothing-burger. Because the Steelers did quite well even without Green. And will continue to do so.

  18. LyinRogerMustGo says: May 18, 2017 4:15 PM

    Should have called Dr Rydze. He has a funny way of turning scrubs into great players. I wonder what that is? πŸ™‚

    I bet Grandpa Jimmy Harrison would know.


  19. Nofoolnodrool says: May 18, 2017 4:22 PM

    A Pat’s troll saying the Steelers haven’t adapted to the modern NFL. 11-5 last so I hope they continue in the mode they are in… just don’t know diddly about football do you yet your mouth is always in motion….give it a rest …brush your teeth.

  20. steelcurtainn says: May 18, 2017 4:22 PM

    Shocker. Going to need to pick an additional TE now.

  21. mark4steelers says: May 18, 2017 4:25 PM

    Green was a luxury offensive player on an Offense that is arguably the best in the league. Jesse James & Grimble are more than worthy of playing the receiver role Green filled…and James might even be better in the long run than Green, simply because he actually plays consistently. That, and he is better than most give him credit for. If you have forgotten, or just weren’t aware, James came out of College a year early & when he did, was rated equal with Hunter Henry (1st TE taken in 2016, replaced Green on chargers team). If James had waited 1 year to enter Draft, he might have been #1 TE overall selected. Instead, he has an extra year of experience in the NFL…and could very well be “the Guy” going forward.

  22. wahoo21 says: May 18, 2017 4:25 PM

    Like this is a shock….said everybody in San Diego
    This guy gets hurt if the sun comes up

  23. mrtullymars says: May 18, 2017 4:27 PM

    Green is a Louisiana native, and the Saints need an athletic TE for their system. If Green can stay healthy, he has to be better than that clown, Coby Fleener.

  24. whenwilliteverend says: May 18, 2017 4:31 PM

    I get the feeling the Steelers were upset whenhe didn’t disclose the ankle injury. They paid him quite a bit of money to come in not ready to play. Some team will probably sign him but buyer beware. They better do a thorough physical on him and put a ton of incentive clauses in his contract to get him motivated to play. On second though, if you have to do that, why bother with him anyway. Save your money and get someone who will play hard on every play. You’d probably be better off.

  25. rohlo71 says: May 18, 2017 4:57 PM

    Texans or saints will get him.he cant stay jealthy though.he could be good if he stayed healthy.

  26. steelcurtainn says: May 18, 2017 5:14 PM

    Steelers refuse to adapt to the modern NFL. The only way is for them to win anything is to hope Brady goes down like in 2008, and I am not even convinced they would beat Garoppolo and this loaded Pats team anyway.
    Just make sure you save the worthless message when the cheaters come to Heinz field this year and walk out with a loss. Home field and no Big Ben at Heinz field won’t save you this year.

  27. InOzITrustGoSteelers says: May 18, 2017 5:30 PM

    Not a fan of Colbert or Tomlin. Both are holding this team back.

  28. harrisonhits2 says: May 18, 2017 5:37 PM

    Better to cut bait and get someone who can stay on the field.

  29. walker1191 says: May 18, 2017 6:01 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    May 18, 2017 5:14 PM

    Just make sure you save the worthless message when the cheaters come to Heinz field this year and walk out with a loss. Home field and no Big Ben at Heinz field won’t save you this year.
    Patriots by 47.

  30. harrisonhits2 says: May 18, 2017 6:11 PM

    “Just make sure you save the worthless message when the cheaters come to Heinz field this year”

    The cheaters are already there.

    -deflated balls
    -concealing Bell’s injury not reporting it
    -coach tripping other team’s player

    And that’s just in the last couple years. If you go back in history only the Fins have a longer and more extensive cheating record

  31. realtruthteller100 says: May 18, 2017 7:34 PM

    “realtruthteller100 says:
    Mar 9, 2016 10:41 PM
    let me get this right. the steelers cut heath miller so they could sign this bum??? sure he might be 8 years younger, but would you rather have a grizzled vet, student of the game type who watches film on his off days and puts the team first every of step of the way, or a me-first glory boy who as raw athleticiscm but lacks grit and whos name literaly means he only cares about money?? thought so”


    quoted 4 truth.

  32. rgorr44 says: May 18, 2017 9:07 PM

    Probably not the right time for a few Steeler fans talk trash about kicking the Patriots butt. Heinz field or not. Big Ben or not. These same posters have talked big for years. Bottom line…scoreboard.

  33. LyinRogerMustGo says: May 18, 2017 10:19 PM

    I wonder if Grandpa Jimmy worries about losing his false teeth when he tries to go after the QB.

    I bet he does.


  34. tedmurph says: May 18, 2017 10:27 PM

    Steelers have arguably the best offense in the league and the Pats are in for it when they come to Heinz. The mass delusion of steeler fans never ceases to amaze.

  35. walker1191 says: May 18, 2017 11:49 PM

    Steelers will watch the film of the AFC title game and spend all off season planning how to cover the Pats receivers, and then NE will come into Heinz Field with 6 offensive lineman and run the ball down their throats.

  36. majormalphunktion says: May 19, 2017 12:07 AM

    As long as the Steelers keep playing zone coverage in the red zone vs. Tom Brady they will continue to lose.
    It’s not the talent of the Steelers which is impressive. It’s not the QB. Its not the talent on defense.

    Its your coach.

  37. johnthorpe says: May 19, 2017 4:38 AM

    Is there any way that the league could ban players with elevated concussion risk from playing? It’s not like teams are good about player health, and people with concussions don’t exactly make clear-headed decisions.

    So maybe it would be in the players’ interests, as a group, if the league (or some doctors empowered by the league w/union approval) to ban players with elevated risk from playing. And then raising that standard so that these guys who get 5, 6, 7 concussions stop playing before one of them dies on the damn field.

  38. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: May 19, 2017 10:55 AM

    I told you he was a BUST! What a joke this organization has become. Get ready to watch them lay a dozen eggs in the regular season.

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