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Tomlin On TE Green: ‘He’ll Have An Opportunity For Consideration This Week’

Will Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green finally make his 2016 debut Sunday at home against the Dallas Cowboys? It’s hard to know for sure if he will as we sit here today, but during his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin had some positive things to say about Green during his weekly press conference

“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 started the 21-day clock on Green during their bye week and he’s been practicing with the team ever since. With that said, the Steelers still have until next Tuesday afternoon before having to make a final decision on him.

The Steelers offense could use a healthy Green moving forward into the second half of their regular season, especially to help take some of the pressure off wide receiver Antonio Brown, who continues to face heavy attention from opposing defenses on a weekly basis.

Being as Green has yet to be activated from the team’s Reserve/PUP list, he’s not required to be listed on the daily injury report. In other words, we will likely have to wait until Saturday to know for sure if he’ll play Sunday against the Cowboys.

Green has been rehabbing a surgically repaired ankle dating back to earlier this year and thus failed to practice any with the team throughout the entire offseason and training camp. The tight end signed a four-year, $20 million free agent contract with the Steelers this past March after playing his first four seasons in the league with the San Diego Chargers.

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