QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
1 month ago

Green (concussion) is aiming to return in time for the offseason program, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. "I expect to come back," Green said recently.

EDGE Analysis

Green's debut with the Steelers didn't take place until Week 10 last season due to an elongated recovery from offseason ankle surgery. Boasting three catches for 30 yards after two games, he came to life over the next four outings, recording one 100-yard performance and averaging a whopping 18.3 YPC on his 15 receptions. However, yet another concussion kept him on the sideline for the final five contests, including the entirety of Pittsburgh's three-game postseason push. Considering his recent comments, Green is confident that he'll be a participant in the offseason program, but his progression through the NFL's protocol for head injuries will determine his upcoming workload.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
2 months ago

Green isn't in the NFL's protocol for head injuries, yet he hasn't received clearance from the concussion suffered in Week 15, Mark Kaboly of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

A lengthy recovery from offseason ankle surgery pushed back Green's debut as a Steeler to Week 10, but he was only active for six games before a concussion reared its head in Week 15, keeping him sidelined during the team's run to the AFC championship game. Beset by concussions in the past, there's no telling when he'll rid himself of symptoms. For Green's sake, general manager Kevin Colbert expects the tight end to be a part of the Steelers' roster next season, per Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter. Having said that, Green's recovery will likely determine Colbert's course of action in upcoming months.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green's (concussion) future with the Steelers is uncertain due to his issues with headaches, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green previously said that he's not considering retirement and hopes to return to the Steelers, but after missing the team's final two regular season games and three postseason tilts due to his latest concussion, his status is not so certain for the team's perspective. Not only does Green have a history of head injuries, which, along with an ankle problem, contributed toward him making just six appearances this season, but the four-year, $20 million contract he signed with Pittsburgh last offseason makes his situation even more pressing to consider. Overall, the Steelers will have to weigh his availability and talent against his salary cap hit to ultimately decide whether his wish to remain with the team is granted.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green (concussion) is not considering retirement and hopes to return to the Steelers for the 2017 season, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers last offseason, but went on to make just six appearances during the 2016 campaign due to ankle and concussion problems. While those issues limited the 26-year-old to 18 receptions for 304 yards and one score, his reported concussion history is the reason for most of the concern over his status in Pittsburgh going forward. For his part, Green said he's focused on bouncing back with an improved 2017 season, but it'll be interesting to see if both his body and the Steelers organization afford him that opportunity next term.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green (concussion/illness) is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game at New England.

EDGE Analysis

With Green, who suffered his latest concussion back on Dec. 18, still sidelined, Jesse James is once again in line to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps Sunday.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green (concussion/illness) isn't expected to play in Sunday's AFC championship game at New England, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green's medical chart is fraught with concussions, the most recent of which has kept him out of commission since Dec. 18. In addition to his residence in the NFL's protocol for head injuries, he caught the illness that infiltrated the Steelers' locker room this week. If he remains sidelined Sunday, Jesse James will act as the No. 1 tight end yet again.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green (concussion/illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game after practicing in a limited fashion Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Per Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the tight end -- who suffered his latest concussion back on Dec. 18 -- "downplayed his level of participation" in Friday's practice. Green's status for Sunday's AFC championship game thus remains cloudy at best and if he's unable to suit up this weekend, Jesse James would once again be in line to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green (concussion/illness) missed practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Green - who has been in the NFL's concussion protocol -- was a limited practice participant Wednesday, but his absence from Thursday's session is apparently related to the tight end dealing with an illness rather than indicative of a concussion setback. We'll revisit Green's status Friday, but at this stage his status for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots remains decidedly cloudy.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After not practicing at all last week and then missing the Steelers' playoff win over the Chiefs, this is a step in the right direction for Green. It remains to be seen what level of medical clearance the tight end has gained at this stage, but his presence at practice Wednesday, in any capacity, offers hope that he could potentially return to action for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots.

QLadarius Green
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Green is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green has been out since mid-December with a concussion, making his status for Sunday's AFC Championship game in New England very cloudy. If Green is unable to pass the league's concussion protocol before then, Jesse James should yet again see a majority of the Steelers' tight end targets, as he recorded five catches for 83 yards against the Chiefs in the divisional round.