Pittsburgh Steelers cut tight end Ladarius Green

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Pittsburgh Steelers long snapper Greg Warren. No matter what happens, the training camp competition for the starting tight end job will be interesting to watch.

Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun tight end LaDarius Green was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers today after he failed his physical.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Green would be back in 2017, before he failed the physical. Green dealt with the lingering effects from concussions that caused him to miss 10 games in 2016.

Green was set to make $5 million this season and $4.5 million in 2018 and 2019, before hitting free agency.

Rapoport tweeted out that Green did make $6 million in 2016, one for each game he played for the 2016 Steelers. His best game was against the New York Giants with six catches for 110 yards and a touchdown. Tight ends Jake Butt, George Kittle and Jordan Leggett were then chosen within the first six picks of the fifth round. Ultimately, signing Green was a complete strikeout for the Steelers.

Green should be familiar to Kansas City Chiefs fans given that Green was originally with the San Diego Chargers for his first four seasons in the league. He also underwent ankle surgery last March. He had 28 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in Week 17 action for the Eagles and was waived on May 4.

His best season came in 2015, when he hauled in 37 catches for 429 yards and four scores.

The Steelers have only five tight ends heading into the start of OTAs next week.

Taking Green's place on the Steelers' roster is running back Terrell Watson, who has spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles the past few seasons. As they should, he was pretty productive a year ago. He rushed for almost 6,000 yards and scored 79 touchdowns in breaking every school rushing record previously held by Christian Okoye.

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