After the retirement of long time Steelers tight end Heath Miller, the Pittsburgh franchise seeked out another tight end. They seemed to have found their man, with former San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green.
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$5M guaranteed.@king_green89 is now a Pittsburgh Steeler. (via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/CntYO2i1X1
Ladarius Green has been in the league since 2012, being drafted in the 4th round, 110th overall.
Green's stats aren't gawdy, but it's hard to put up numbers when you're behind one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, Antonio Gates.
Last seasons stats: 37 receptions, 429 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Not bad for a TE2. With Ben Roethlisberger and an already offensively loaded pass catching unit Ladarius Green is sure to garner more numbers next season. All things Ravens fans aren't too enthused about. We don't need to see Big Ben tossing anymore touchdowns against us.
Green is quite the physical specimen, at 6'6" and 238. A little bit lighter than Baltimore's Crockett Gillmore, which could translate to a faster speed, but less bulk for C.J. Mosley or Will Hill to cover.
One thing is for sure, the Steelers are hoping he is more than just the second fiddle to Antonio Gates, while the Ravens are hoping exactly that.