The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have tight end Ladarius Green after all for Sunday’s Wild Card game against the Miami Dolphins.
According to Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Green, who was attempting to overcome a concussion that he suffered in Week 15, failed to practice of Friday after working fully on both Wednesday and Friday.
Green reportedly remains in concussion protocol and head coach Mike Tomlin said after Friday’s practice they didn’t get the results they wanted from him following Thursday’s practice. Green will reportedly be listed as questionable for Sunday later on Friday.
Green has a history of concussions and the fact that he still hasn’t been able to overcome his latest one yet is a bit concerning. Green spent the first half of the 2016 regular season on the Steelers Reserve/PUP list while rehabbing an ankle that he had surgically repaired during the offseason.
Green caught 18 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown during the 2016 regular season in the 140 offensive snaps that played. The Steelers signed Green to a four-year, $20 million free agent contract in March.
With it now looking like Green will sit out Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, we could see tight end Xavier Grimble dress in his place. Grimble, however, is currently still dealing with cracked ribs that he suffered in the Week 16 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers full Friday injury report will be released very soon.