Former Ragin' Cajuns TE LaDarius Green Released By Steelers

Posted May 19, 2017

Even though the Steelers may have the worst tight end situation in football, cutting Green this early in the 2017 NFL offseason is a telling sign that Pittsburgh made a massive mistake in free agency only a year ago.

Colin Holba, the surprise sixth-round draft pick, you're on the spot.

Rapoport tweeted out that Green did make $6 million in 2016, one for each game he played for the 2016 Steelers.

Green finished the season with 34 catches for 304 yards and a touchdown.

During interviews, after signing, Green denied reports that concussions had kept him out of games with the San Diego Chargers. In a team-released statement provided by the team that announced his release, Warren cited a past injury. James led all Steelers TEs with 39 catches for 338 yards and 3 TDs.

Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website confirmed Green's release, adding it came "with the designation failed physical". There are four other tight ends, Xavier Grimble, David Johnson, Scott Orndoff, and Phazahn Odom*, on the roster gunning for James' position at the top of the depth chart. He started two games. No matter what happens, the training camp competition for the starting tight end job will be interesting to watch. Perhaps the drafting of wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is a sign the Steelers plan to use more three and four-receiver sets this season.

Ladarius Green had a rough year in Pittsburgh. At Watson's 2015 pro day he ran a 4.55 40 with a vertical jump of 35.5 inches and 22 bench reps.