If Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green is going to make his 2016 debut in the team’s Sunday home game against the Dallas Cowboys, he better start getting some serious reps in practice.
Green, who is eligible to be activated to the team’s 53-man roster from the Reserve/PUP list at any time now, reportedly said Wednesday he’s still receiving very few practice reps, according to Jacob Klinger of pennlive.com. In short, that’s obviously not a great sign when it comes to him possibly playing against the Cowboys.
During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin painted a somewhat optimistic picture when it comes to Green possibly making his 2016 debut Sunday at home against the Cowboys.
“Ladarius Green had a really good week last week,” said Tomlin. “We’ll see where our participation takes us this week. He’ll have an opportunity for consideration this week if all goes well.”
The Steelers really need Green on the field sooner rather than later and while there are two more practices remaining this week, I’m starting to get a feeling that he won’t be activated to the team’s 53-man roster by Saturday evening. If that winds up being the case, he won’t be eligible to play Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed.
“I feel pretty good and there haven’t been any setbacks,” Green said Wednesday, according to Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The Steelers have until next Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST to activate Green to their 53-man roster. If that move doesn’t happen by then, he will have to remain on Reserve/PUP for the remainder of the season.