It’s not exactly been a great start to the Steelers career of new tight end Ladarius Green, who inked a big four-year deal in March for $20 million. The deal included a $4.75 million signing bonus.
Green has not been able to take the field yet, and hasn’t even gotten to practice with the team at all this training camp.
The first setback was ankle surgery back in January, and that’s kept him on the PUP list all of camp to this point. Another issue for Green has been headaches, something that is becoming more and more of an issue.
According to Green’s agent, Adisa Bakari, Green would be on the field if the headaches would cease, as he says that Green’s ankle is just fine.
“His ankle is fine,” the agent said on Wednesday to NFL Network.
The agent would not confirm the headache report that’s been going around, but the tight end did state he was having headaches after suffering two concussions in two weeks last September.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t confirm anything other than talking about Green’s ankle like it’s still the big reason he’s not taking the field.
“He’s progressing, but we really thought it would be touch-and-go up to this point,” Tomlin said. “The (ankle) surgery was not a routine cleanup, so we knew it would be a significant amount of time.”
So what really is going on? The ankle situation seems fine, meaning that the headache theory makes perfect sense. Here’s hoping he’s over them soon, as this is a player the Steelers are counting on in 2016 to step in and be a play maker at TE for the retired Heath Miller.
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