The Pittsburgh Steelers have a long list of injured players on their team as they enter their bye week but it’s starting to sound more and more like the free agent tight end they signed this past March is about to be removed from it.
According to the Steelers, the plan is for tight end Ladarius Green to start practicing on Tuesday. Green, who was signed to a four-year, $20 million free agent contract this past offseason, has been on the team’s Reserve/PUP list all season while rehabbing his surgically repaired ankle.
Once Green begins practicing, the Steelers will have 21 days from that time to decide whether to activate him from the Reserve/PUP list or leave him on it the remainder of the season. It sounds like that 21 day clock will start on Tuesday.
In his first four seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Green caught 77 passes for 1,087 yards and 7 touchdowns.
When and if Green is activated to the team’s 53-man roster, thers a good chance tight end Xavier Grimble will be the one waived in order to make room for him.
So far through their first seven games the Steelers tight ends have caught 33 passes for 278 yards and 4 touchdowns.
TE Ladarius Green is expected to practice today.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 25, 2016
Ladarius Green on the blocking sled in his first practice with the Steelers pic.twitter.com/VRu6OXxHjm
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 25, 2016