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Steelers Cut TE Ladarius Green

May 18, 2017
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Steelers Cut TE Ladarius Green

The Steelers have released TE Ladarius Green, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Ladarius Green has been released with failed physical designation.

That’s according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who reported the news on Thursday afternoon. Green will cost the Steelers $6 million that includes his signing bonus and last year’s salary, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He will count $3.56 million against the Steelers’ cap for the 2017 season.

Green signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the club last offseason after four seasons with the Chargers. But Pittsburgh’s prized free agent acquisition was limited to just six games last season after dealing with multiple injuries, finishing with 18 catches for 304 yards and one touchdowns.

After missing the season’s first half of the season after undergoing ankle surgery last offseason, Green missed the team’s final five games after suffering a concussion in Pittsburgh’s Week 15 victory over the Bengals.

Green was effective when healthy in 2016. His three catches set up three of Pittsburgh’s touchdowns in the team’s Thanksgiving Day victory over the Colts. He followed that effort up with a six-catch, 110-yard, one touchdown performance in the Steelers’ victory over the Giants, and had five grabs for 72 yards at Cincinnati before suffering his season-ending injury.

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