OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
18 hours ago

Green (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

With Green not yet cleared from his concussion, Jesse James is in line to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps Sunday.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 days ago

Green (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

With Green trending toward inactive status this weekend, look for Jesse James to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps Sunday.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
4 days ago

Green (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

In the wake of back-to-back missed practice sessions, it would be a surprise to see Green suit up Sunday against the Chiefs and he could be ruled out for the contest as soon as Friday. In such a scenario, Jesse James would be in line to continue to start at tight end for the Steelers this weekend.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
5 days ago

Green (concussion) was held out of practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Green sat out the Steelers' past three games and his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs is up in the air. He was able to practice last week and will likely need to participate in practice Thursday or Friday in order to see the field in the divisional round. Jesse James will be Pittsburgh's top option at tight end if Green is sidelined once again.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
6 days ago

Green remains in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports. "We're going to adhere to the protocol, to the letter," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "We're going to do what's appropriate. If he's cleared, then he'll participate, provided he gets an opportunity in some form or fashion to prepare. If he doesn't, he won't."

EDGE Analysis

In essence, the Steelers will continue to take a wait-and-see approach with Green, who has notably suffered a number of concussions over the last two years. After two absences to end the regular season, he appeared on the verge of ending the streak with back-to-back full practices to begin last week. However, he was unable to practice Friday and was deemed inactive for Sunday's wild-card win versus the Dolphins. As a result, additional unhinged showings this week wouldn't necessarily forecast that he's closing in on a return. As long as he's sidelined, Jesse James will handle No. 1 TE duties for Pittsburgh.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
1 week ago

Green (concussion) won't be available for Sunday's wild-card game against the Dolphins, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers had listed the tight end as questionable heading into the weekend, but Green apparently never cleared all steps of the NFL's concussion protocol, despite fully practicing Wednesday and Thursday. With Green out of the picture, Xavier Grimble and Jesse James are expected to see the bulk of the duties at tight end, though neither offers the upside of Green.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
1 week ago

After sitting out Friday's practice, Green (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC wild-card game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Green still in the NFL's concussion protocol, the tight end is iffy for Sunday's contest, though the official questionable designation offers a glimmer of hope that the tight end has at least some chance to gain clearance for the team's playoff opener. If Green ends up sidelined, however, Xavier Grimble would be in line to see added pass-catching duties in tandem with Jesse James.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
1 week ago

Green (concussion) did not practice Friday, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, Green remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, with coach Mike Tomlin indicating that the Steelers didn't see what they wanted to from the tight end after he practiced fully Thursday. We'll circle back on Green's status for wild-card weekend once the Steelers' final injury report for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins is released, but it looks like he'll likely miss another game.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
1 week ago

Green (concussion) practiced in a full capacity once again Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green is reportedly in the final stages of being cleared from a concussion that's kept him sidelined since Dec. 18, and while he won't be able to play until he receives that clearance, putting together two straight full practices suggests he's close to a return. For what it's worth, fellow tight end Jesse James said Green is 'ready to go', which further supports that sentiment. While Green's status will need to continue to be monitored in advance of Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff versus the Dolphins, the Steelers could well have yet another offensive weapon at their disposal as they start the playoffs.

OUTLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
2 weeks ago

Green (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Green is thus trending in the right direction with regard to suiting up Sunday against the Dolphins, though he must still be fully cleared under the NFL's concussion protocol in order for that to happen. With that in mind, Green -- who has not played since Dec. 18 -- "is progressing rather well," per coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.