Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green is eligible to start practicing whenever he gets the go-ahead to do so from the coaching staff. That go-ahead, however, didn’t take place on Wednesday as Green didn’t start practicing, according to Chris Bradford of The Beaver County Times.
In short, you can go ahead and assume that the earliest Green will play for the Steelers will be sometime after their bye week as he won’t play Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Once Green does resume practicing, the Steelers will then have 21 days to decide whether or not to remove him from their Reserve/PUP list and place him back on their 53-man roster.
Green, who signed a four-year, $20 million free agent contract with the Steelers this past March, has yet to practice with the team as he’s been rehabbing from offseason ankle surgery.
With Green still sidelined, the Steelers will continue to use tight ends Jesse James, David Johnson and Xavier Grimble. Those three players have combined to catch 28 passes for 241 yards and 4 touchdowns so far through the first 6 games of the regular season.
Ladarius Green confirms he did not practice Wednesday
— Chris Bradford (@PghBradford) October 19, 2016
The TEs that practiced today. pic.twitter.com/oMctfh4uR8
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 19, 2016