The Pittsburgh Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren on Thursday after both failed physicals.
However, after suffering a series of concussions, and a failed physical, Green is no longer part of the team.
Green, who was given a four-year, $20 million contract, was expected to contribute to the team right away, but that never happened. However, due to multiple concussions and other injuries, Green only appeared in six games.More news: Former Senator Lieberman is front-runner for FBI post -Politico, CNN
By releasing Green, the remaining tight ends on Pittsburgh's roster are Jesse James, Xavier Grimble and David Johnson. He caught four touchdowns with 429 receiving yards in his final season with the Chargers, primarily playing behind Antonio Gates. He also underwent ankle surgery last March. Perhaps the fact the Steelers didn't draft a tight end from among a rich college crop caused the raised expectations for Green.
Cutting Green in the middle of May gives the Steelers ample time to find a replacement. The tight end has battled injuries since signing with the team in 2016. The tall, thin Odom caught 56 passes for 740 yards (13.2 avg.) and nine touchdowns at Fordham. Ultimately, signing Green was a complete strikeout for the Steelers.
The idea was that Green would be able to replace the much beloved former Steelers tight end Heath Miller when the club signed him in 2016 National Football League free agency. As they should, he was pretty productive previous year.