PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
2 days ago

Green, who is bouncing back from offseason ankle surgery, is looking forward to participating in training camp, the Steelers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thanks to the procedure, the tight end -- who agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers in March -- was unable to participate in the team's offseason program as anything but an observer, though the 26-year-old has been working on absorbing Pittsburgh's offensive playbook in the meantime. While it remains to be seen how much Green will able able to do on the field next week when training camp opens, there's nothing to suggest that his Week 1 status is in any danger. In the wake of the retirement of Heath Miller, Green is slated to serve as the Steelers' unquestioned No. 1 tight end, an assignment that should allow Antonio Gates' former understudy (in San Diego) to put up fantasy-worthy numbers in 2016.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 weeks ago

Green (ankle) may not be ready for the start of training camp, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette reports.

EDGE Analysis

When asked if he would be available for the beginning of training camp come July 29, Green essentially responded, "I hope." Although no setbacks from his ankle surgery have been reported, in March Green had initially stated he was expecting to be ready. This decrease in optimism shouldn't spell concern for his Week 1 availability, but, nonetheless, Green could use all the practice time he's afforded in order to acclimate himself into the starting tight end role in Pittsburgh's offense previously manned by Heath Miller (retired).

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
5 months ago

Green, who underwent ankle surgery following the 2015 season, expects to be ready in advance of training camp, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green dealt with some ankle issues last season, but the situation was addressed by the procedure. The Steelers put the tight end through a physical before inking him to a four-year, $20 million deal, so evidently there's no real injury concerns on their part. In any case, Green fills a big need for the Steelers at the tight end position following the retirement of Heath Miller, who caught 60 passes for the team in 2015. While Miller -- a long-time fixture in the Pittsburgh offense -- isn't an easy act to follow, Green is viewed as a player with untapped potential, after having worked behind Antonio Gates in San Diego over the past four seasons.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
5 months ago

Green agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

After spending most of his rookie contract in Antonio Gates' shadow, Green will head to Pittsburgh to serve as the unquestioned No. 1 tight end. He'll obviously have plenty of competition for targets in a loaded offense, but there should be plenty of production to go around, so long as Ben Roethlisberger stays healthy. Finally assured of a key role, the 25-year-old Green is well positioned to actually make good on his fantasy hype this time around.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
5 months ago2 Comments

Green is expected to sign with the Steelers, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming that occurs, Green will no longer have to work behind, or in tandem with Antonio Gates, who will remain with the Chargers, after re-upping with the team Wednesday. Though the Steelers also roster fellow tight end Jesse James, Green would appear to have a clear path toward significant playing time in the Pittsburgh offense, following the retirement of Heath Miller. In 13 games for the Chargers last season, Green set career-high marks with 37 catches, 429 receiving yards and four TDs.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
5 months ago

Green is expected to discuss a new contract with the Chargers next week, the Times of San Diego reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green posted a career-high 429 yards and four touchdowns last season, which marked the final year of his rookie contract. A fourth-round pick in 2012, Green provides nice insurance to aging All-Pro Antonio Gates, so a new deal for Green to remain in San Diego is something the Chargers are expected to pursue soon.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
7 months ago

Green (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday afternoon.

EDGE Analysis

Bothered by his ankle since Week 8, Green will miss the final game of the season, finishing with 37 catches for 429 yards and four touchdowns in 13 appearances. Both he and Antonio Gates are slated to become free agents, and it will be surprising if the team retains both players. Wherever he might end up, Green should have the opportunity to earn targets on a more consistent basis.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
7 months ago

Green (ankle) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Green is out there if you need him this week, though as long as fellow TE Antonio Gates remains healthy, Green's fantasy ceiling is capped. He's hauled in two passes in three straight games for a modest total of 60 yards in that span.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
7 months ago

Green (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

While Green has a chance to suit up Thursday, as long as Antonio Gates remains healthy, Green's fantasy upside remains modest. He's caught two passes in three straight games for a combined total of 60 yards.

PLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
7 months ago

Green (ankle) didn't take part in Tuesday's practice, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green was listed as limited on Monday's estimated injury report, but that designation was clearly optimistic following Tuesday's no-show. With one chance remaining to prove his health in advance of Thursday's contest at Oakland, his availability in Week 16 could come down to a game-time decision.