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Headaches the Reason Steelers TE Ladarius Green Has Yet to Practice This Summer?

Ladarius Green

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.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Bobby

    August 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Cut both Green and Jarvis Jones and move forward Steelers.
    Let’s see what happens when veteran cuts come around and sign the best CB you can get

  2. Dave B.

    August 11, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    This is a story thats getting crazier by the minute . Pro Football Talk is now reporting that sources inside the Steelers organization are contemplating releasing Greene outright . This after just signing him to a four year deal worth more than 20 million dollars back in March . If this is true the question I have is , who in the front office signed off on this deal ? It sounds as if this guy was damaged goods long before he signed with the Steelers . Ultimately , if he is released , Colbert and Tomlin are going to have major egg on their faces over this one . Bottom line , somebody didnt do their homework .

  3. Jay

    August 13, 2016 at 8:35 am

    So why is it acceptable then? Steelers always seem to get a pass because they won this many or that many super bowls, classy organization and yea I get it but, it seems like EVERY YEAR there is some (preventable) bullshit that comes up on Tomlin’s watch that hampers the team…totally unacceptable especially now that thee are such big expectations for this year! Yea, let’s draft a pint-sized cornerback, not do homework on a big free agents signing, have a laissez faire discipline system so players don’t seem to be concerned with potential ramifications or repercussions for smoking weed and or failing tests (Bryant and Bell) and it goes on and on with this ass clown head coach!

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