It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers have indeed signed tight end Ladarius Green and it’s a four-year deal worth $20 million, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Green received a $4.75 million signing bonus as part of the deal.
Green, who played his college football at Louisiana–Lafayette, was drafted 110th overall in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
The Steelers signed Green to help fill the void at the tight end position that was created when veteran Heath Miller retired a few weeks ago.
Based on the provided numbers, here is what Green’s contract looks like on paper.
It will be interesting to see how Green is used moving forward and if he’ll indeed be an every-down player. He has yet to be that kind of player during his first four years in the league with the Chargers but based on the money he got from the Steelers, one would think he will be asked to be on the field quite a bit moving forward.
In 2015, Green had a career-high 37 receptions for 429 yards and 4 touchdowns.
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Ladarius Green Steelers deal: $20M total, $4.75M signing bonus, salaries $1.25M, $5M, $4.5M, $4.5M
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2016