Ladarius Green
Ladarius Green
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Steelers in May of 2017.
Hopes to continue career
TEFree Agent
May 21, 2017
Green (concussion) wants to sign with a new team and play this season,'s Jeremy Fowler reports.
Signed to a four-year, $20 million contract last offseason, Green was released by the Steelers on Thursday after failing a physical. He's apparently still dealing with symptoms from last season's concussion, which was at least the third significant head injury of his pro career. Green also dealt with ankle injuries each of the past three seasons, with the most recent one requiring major surgery last offseason and leading to an eight-game absence to start the 2016 campaign. He should draw interest from quite a few teams if he's eventually able to pass a physical, as his career marks of 14.6 yards per catch and 9.0 yards per target are top-notch for a tight end. Green only has eight touchdowns in 53 games through five seasons, but he's shown a penchant for scoring from distance that's rare at his position, with seven of those TDs spanning 19 or more yards. The Steelers, meanwhile, are left with Jesse James and Xavier Grimble at the top of the depth chart at tight end.
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How do Ladarius Green's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 6"
240 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
Shuttle Time
4.47 sec
Cone Drill
7.12 sec
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
Broad Jump
124 in
Bench Press
16 reps
Hand Length
10.13 in
Arm Length
34.50 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The freakishly-athletic Green teased fantasy owners for years while playing behind Antonio Gates in San Diego, and last season was supposed to be his coming-out party after he signed on with the Steelers' high-octane passing attack. Instead, Green appeared in just six games due to an offseason ankle procedure and a troublesome concussion, catching just 18 passes for 304 yards and a score, and he was eventually released during the offseason with a failed physical. If the concussion symptoms dissolve and Green can prove he has successfully shaken off any and all lingering effects, don't be surprised if several teams make a bid to secure the sixth-year tight end's services.
After four years as understudy to Antonio Gates in San Diego, Green is finally slated to get his shot at a starring role, taking over for the retired Heath Miller in Pittsburgh. That is or course, contingent on Green re-establishing his health. Green, who has been unable to practice since undergoing surgery for an ankle injury that bothered him most of the second half of last season, will start the season on the Steelers' PUP list, with reports (not confirmed by coach Mike Tomlin) subsequently surfacing that the tight end may have also been dealing with lingering headaches as well. When he returns to the field, Green -- who had a career-high 63 targets last year -- should get another sizable bump in a dynamic Steelers passing game. Miller had 81 targets last year in 15 games, and it would not be surprising if Green gets even more than that. Target-hog Antonio Brown (193 last year) is the first receiving option, but last year's No. 2, Martavis Bryant, is suspended for the season. Markus Wheaton likely will get a chunk of Bryant's 92 targets, but Green should too. At 6-6, 240, with 4.53 40 speed, Green seemingly has massive potential. He can fly up the seam, stretching the field for Ben Roethlisberger, and he can also work underneath, out-muscling defenders. Losing the 6-4 Bryant also makes Green more likely to see action in the red zone where he can use his 34-inch vertical leap and gigantic hands (10 1/8 inches) to pluck jump balls out of the air. Three of his four touchdowns came in the red zone last year. Miller had eight targets inside the 10 last year while Bryant had seven.
A popular breakout candidate last season, Green was less productive than the year before, losing 150 yards and failing to find the end zone after scoring three times in 2013. The problem, of course, is the ageless Antonio Gates, whose 12 touchdowns last year tied for most among tight ends. Coach Mike McCoy said the team wants to get Green more involved this year, though, of course, he said the same thing last year. But that desire might actually come to fruition this season. Gates said in the offseason he wants to play fewer snaps in 2015, limiting his work to third downs and the red zone. He is also in the last year of his contract, which could motivate the Chargers to finally prepare for a post-Gates offense, just in case. If Green ever does get a bigger role, he seemingly has the physical attributes and skills to dominate. With 4.53 speed, Green is one of the league's fastest tight ends, all the more impressive considering he is 6-6, 240. He has excellent leaping ability (34.5-inch vertical) and big hands (10 1/8 inches) and figures to have upside both as a weapon out of the slot and an uncoverable red-zone target.
The understudy the last two years to Antonio Gates, Green looks ready to play a main part in the Chargers offense this season. Coach Mike McCoy said in March that he regretted not using Green more last year. It's easy to see why, as Green averaged 22.1 yards per catch last season and 12.5 yards per target, both tops among tight ends. Eight of his 17 receptions went for 25-plus yards. And even though he was the backup, he still scored just one fewer touchdown than Gates. Green and Gates likely will be used often in two-TE sets this season. Green can split wide, as well, or play in the slot. At 6-6, 240, with 4.53 speed, he creates mismatches wherever he lines up -- too big for defensive backs, too quick for linebackers. With his height and leaping ability (34.4-inch vertical), jump balls from Philip Rivers in the end zone should be routine. Entering his 12th NFL season, Gates, 34, has clearly lost a step, and Green figures to be a significant part of the offense this season.
Green only caught four passes as a rookie, but he will remain in the mix as a backup tight end in 2013 and could see increased action if the veteran Antonio Gates gets banged up.
The Chargers are extremely high on their athletic new new tight end and see him as a potential long-term heir apparent to Antonio Gates. However, in the short term, the tight end position is extremely crowded with Randy McMichael, Dante Rosario and Kory Sperry all bringing tons of experience to the position in training camp.
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Released by Steelers
TEPittsburgh Steelers
May 18, 2017
Green (concussion) was released by the Steelers on Thursday following a failed physical, Teresa Varley of reports.
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Participating in offseason program
TEPittsburgh Steelers
May 3, 2017
Green (concussion) is participating in Phase 2 of the Steelers' voluntary offseason workouts,'s Jeremy Fowler reports.
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Expects to take part in offseason program
TEPittsburgh Steelers
March 18, 2017
Green (concussion) is aiming to return in time for the offseason program, Jeremy Fowler of reports. "I expect to come back," Green said recently.
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Awaiting to be cleared of concussion symptoms
TEPittsburgh Steelers
February 16, 2017
Green isn't in the NFL's protocol for head injuries, yet he hasn't received clearance from the concussion suffered in Week 15, Mark Kaboly of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
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Future with Steelers uncertain
TEPittsburgh Steelers
January 30, 2017
Green's (concussion) future with the Steelers is uncertain due to his issues with headaches, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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