Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green following failed physical

Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green following failed physical

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released tight end Ladarius Green and longtime long snapper Greg Warren.

Certainly, this move is a surprise, as Green had participated in the most recent portion of OTAs with the team, but the reason why - designation failed physical - isn't a shock.

Green, who was given a four-year, $20 million contract, was expected to contribute to the team right away, but that never happened.

The Ladarius Green experiment is over in Pittsburgh.

Cutting Green in the middle of May gives the Steelers ample time to find a replacement.

In August of 2016, there were reports that Green was having exercise-induced headaches because of concussions he had in the past.

In his five National Football League seasons, the first four with the San Diego Chargers, Green has 95 receptions for 1,391 yards and 60 touchdowns. That score came in his best game: Week 13 against the New York Giants, when he caught six passes for 110 yards. The tight end has battled injuries since signing with the team in 2016.

Jesse James, Xavier Grimble and David Johnson are the three veterans at the position.

The Steelers also signed 6-8, 251-pound rookie Phazahn Odom after his tryout at last weekend's minicamp.

The Steelers have only five tight ends heading into the start of OTAs next week.

The Steelers also announced the signing of running back Terrell Watson. Yes, they're ready to win now, but with another year under some of the younger players' belts and they're ready to lead Pittsburgh to a Super Bowl.

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