Steelers release TE Green, LS Warren after failed physicals

Steelers release TE Green, LS Warren after failed physicals

Steelers release TE Green, LS Warren after failed physicals

Steelers Nation was stunned days ago when the team made a decision to cut ties with tight end Ladarius Green.

Green broke out in the Steelers' Week 13 win against the New York Giants, catching six passes for a career-high 110 yards and a touchdown. He signed a 4-year, $20 million deal with Pittsburgh to help replace Heath Miller and give another offensive weapon for Big Ben Roethlisberger.

Green's release leaves the Steelers with Jesse James, Xavier Grimble, and David Jonson at the tight end position heading into 2017.

Green's 0.88 Reception Net Expected Points per target ranked fifth among the 43 tight ends to receive at least 30 targets this past year.

Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website confirmed Green's release, adding it came "with the designation failed physical".

After just one season in Pittsburgh, the Steelers have given up on Ladarius Green.

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To be honest, though, Green was far from the ideal tight end, even for his "big wide receiver"-like role".

Still, there was a report from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette just prior to the draft that the Steelers coaches might not have much hope for Green, and clearly Thursday's transaction confirmed that.

Warren originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent back in 2005.

Despite the fact that he missed 10 games, Green was still paid handsomely.

Watson will face plenty of competition to get carries in the Steelers' backfield behind Le'Veon Bell, Fitzgerald Toussaint, James Conner and Knile Davis. He caught four touchdowns with 429 receiving yards in his final season with the Chargers, primarily playing behind Antonio Gates. It pains me to say this in a way because we saw some the potential that the tight end could bring to the Steelers offense.

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