Ladarius Green Released by Steelers After 1 Season Due to Failed Physical

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04:  Ladarius Green #89 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs after a catch during the game against the New York Giants at Heinz Field on December 4, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Giants 24-14.  (Photo by Rob Leiter via Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have released tight end Ladarius Green one year into a four-year contract after he failed a physical.

Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website confirmed Green's release, adding it came "with the designation failed physical."

The 26-year-old Green only played in six games for the Steelers last season. He started 2016 on the physically unable to perform list after having offseason ankle surgery and battling headaches stemming from two concussions in a span of two weeks during the 2015 season with the San Diego Chargers.

Green missed Pittsburgh's final five games of last season, including three playoff games, due to a concussion.

In five NFL seasons with the Chargers and Steelers, Green has 95 receptions for 1,391 yards and eight touchdowns.

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