Well, that did not last long at all.
The Pittsburgh Steelers always have their share of banged up players, it goes with the territory for any physical football team. But even they have their limits when it comes to injuries.
The Steelers cut Ladarius Green after just one season even though he signed a $20 million four year contract last season. Green was released with “failed physical designation” after playing only six games last season while making $6.25 million. Currently, Green is trying to return from an ankle injury and a concussion.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 18, 2017
Green also has concussion issues when he played for the Chargers and despite his productivity while on the field, he was not on the field often enough. Green caught 18 passes for over 300 yards in just six games, but his injuries cost him too much time off, including missing the entire playoff run. The move will save Pittsburgh $2.625 in cap space and gives Jesse James the opportunity to be the team’s lead tight end. With James, backup tight end Xavier Grimble and second round draft pick Juju Schuster, the team has more than enough pass catchers.
Are you worried about losing a top flight tight end, or do you think Pittsburgh has enough on the roster to make up for it?