It was announced today that the Pittsburgh Steelers are parting ways with tight end Ladarius Green. The Steelers released Green on the grounds that he failed a physical designation today. Green signed a four-year contract with the Steelers last off-season.
Injuries plagued Green last season, as he only played in six games in comparison to playing in 13 games in 2015 with the Chargers. In the six games with the Steelers, Green caught 18 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown.
Green was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. Green spent four seasons with Chargers, and in those four seasons, he caught 77 passes for 1,087 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Steelers signed Green to a four-year deal, hoping he would develop into the team’s every-down tight end. Green lost the starting job in training camp to Jesse James. James played in all 16 games, catching 39 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns.