The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly bring San Diego Chargers unrestricted free agent Ladarius Green in for a visit sometime Thursday with the hopes of signing him, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Former Chargers TE Ladarius Green is expected to sign with
the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
Green, who was originally drafted 110th overall in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chargers out of Louisiana–Lafayette, has caught 77 passes for 1,087 yards and 7 touchdowns during his first four years in the league. In 2015, Green had a career-high 37 receptions for 429 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The Steelers are exploring the option of signing Green due to veteran Heath Miller retiring a few weeks ago. Following his retirement, the Steelers were left with Matt Spaeth, Jesse James and Xavier Grimble as tight ends who are under contract for the 2016 season. In 2015, Spaeth and James combined to catch just 10 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown during the regular season while Grimble spent the year on the team’s practice squad.
It will be interesting to see if the Chargers make a late push on Wednesday to re-sign Green as they were able to re-sign veteran tight end Antonio Gates earlier in the day.
At the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, green measured in at 6056, 238-pounds and he reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds.
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) March 9, 2016