Pittsburgh Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green

Posted May 19, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released tight end Ladarius Green and have signed running back Terrell Watson, according to Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website.

Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website confirmed Green's release, adding it came "with the designation failed physical".

After just one season in Pittsburgh, the Steelers have given up on Ladarius Green.

A former second-round draft pick of the Raiders, Mitchell started the majority of the 2013 season for the Panthers, and parlayed his success in that year into a five-year, $25 million contract, of which three have now been completed, with him starting every game. He appeared in 181 regular-season and 15 postseason games with the team while helping the Steelers win two Super Bowls and appear in another.

The Steelers passed on drafting quality tight ends late in the fourth round to select quarterback Joshua Dobbs. The 6-4, 253-pounder is quality blocker, and that's what the Steelers lacked most out of the group last season.

Green should be familiar to Kansas City Chiefs fans given that Green was originally with the San Diego Chargers for his first four seasons in the league.

Washington Nationals starter Tanner Roark pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Due to offseason ankle surgery and a lingering concussion issue, Green wasn't able to make his debut in Pittsburgh until Week 10.

With Green gone, Jesse James, Xavier Grimble and David Johnson are the top options at TE. His best season was 2015 when he caught 37-492-7. The tall, thin Odom caught 56 passes for 740 yards (13.2 avg.) and nine touchdowns at Fordham.