As of late Thursday evening, it was looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers would indeed have tight end Ladarius Green (concussion) back on the field for their Sunday Wild Card game against the Miami Dolphins but after he failed to practice on Friday, that’s no longer the case.
Green, who suffered his latest concussion during the Steelers Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, ends this week listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins on the Friday injury report. Green remains in concussion protocol and because of that he’ll likely sit out Sunday.
“We didn’t get the type of results we wanted,” head coach Mike Tomlin said of Green following Friday’s practice. “He still remains in the protocol. His status for the game is questionable.”
As for the rest of the Steelers Friday injury report, linebacker Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and defensive end Ricardo Mathews (ankle) were both ruled out for the game against the Dolphins. The two players have been dealing with ankle injuries the last couple of weeks.
In addition to Green being listed as questionable, the same goes for linebacker Vince Williams (shoulder) and safety Robert Golden (ankle). Both players were injured in the game this past Sunday. Golden was limited again on Friday while Williams practiced fully.
In positive news, defensive end Johnny Maxey (ankle), wide receiver Sammie Coates (hamstring), cornerback Justin Gilbert (shoulder), tight end Xavier Grimble (ribs), and defensive end Stephon Tuitt (knee) are essentially all probable for the game against the Dolphins as all five players were not given a status on Friday.
With Mathews out, we’ll likely see a lot of Tuitt, Javon Hargrave, L.T. Walton and Daniel McCullers against the Dolphins with Maxey possibly also seeing some limited playing time.
Tuitt has missed the last two games with a sprained right knee while Coates dressed but didn’t play in the regular season finale.