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Ladarius Green Injured(W / Pit)

Ladarius Green (W, Pit)

Ladarius Green (concussion/illness) missed practice Thursday.

Impact

Green - who has been in the NFL's concussion protocol – was a limited practice participant Wednesday, but his absence from Thursday's session is apparently related to the tight end dealing with an illness rather than indicative of a concussion setback. We'll revisit Green's status Friday, but at this stage his status for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots remains decidedly cloudy.

Recent Stats

Week Opp TD Pass Int Rush Rec Yds 2Pt TO Total
Season                   53
15 @ Cin 5 7 12
14 @ Buf 2 2 4
13 vs NYG 6 6 11 23
12 @ Ind 2 6 8
10 vs Dal 3 3 6

Older News

Ladarius Green (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Impact

After not practicing at all last week and then missing the Steelers' playoff win over the Chiefs, this is a step in the right direction for Green. It remains to be seen what level of medical clearance the tight end has gained at this stage, but his presence at practice Wednesday, in any capacity, offers hope that he could potentially return to action for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots.

Ladarius Green is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Impact

Green has been out since mid-December with a concussion, making his status for Sunday's AFC championship game in New England very cloudy. If Green is unable to pass the league's concussion protocol before then, Jesse James should yet again see a majority of the Steelers' tight end targets, as he recorded five catches for 83 yards against the Chiefs in the divisional round.

Ladarius Green (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

Impact

With Green not yet cleared from his concussion, Jesse James is in line to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps Sunday.

Ladarius Green (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Chiefs.

Impact

With Green trending toward inactive status this weekend, look for Jesse James to continue to head the Steelers' tight end corps Sunday.

Ladarius Green (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

Impact

In the wake of back-to-back missed practice sessions, it would be a surprise to see Green suit up Sunday against the Chiefs and he could be ruled out for the contest as soon as Friday. In such a scenario, Jesse James would be in line to continue to start at tight end for the Steelers this weekend.

Ladarius Green (concussion) was held out of practice Wednesday.

Impact

Green sat out the Steelers' past three games and his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs is up in the air. He was able to practice last week and will likely need to participate in practice Thursday or Friday in order to see the field in the divisional round. Jesse James will be Pittsburgh's top option at tight end if Green is sidelined once again.

Ladarius Green remains in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports. "We're going to adhere to the protocol, to the letter," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "We're going to do what's appropriate. If he's cleared, then he'll participate, provided he gets an opportunity in some form or fashion to prepare. If he doesn't, he won't."

Impact

In essence, the Steelers will continue to take a wait-and-see approach with Green, who has notably suffered a number of concussions over the last two years. After two absences to end the regular season, he appeared on the verge of ending the streak with back-to-back full practices to begin last week. However, he was unable to practice Friday and was deemed inactive for Sunday's wild-card win versus the Dolphins. As a result, additional unhinged showings this week wouldn't necessarily forecast that he's closing in on a return. As long as he's sidelined, Jesse James will handle No. 1 TE duties for Pittsburgh.

Ladarius Green (concussion) won't be available for Sunday's wild-card game against the Dolphins, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

Impact

The Steelers had listed the tight end as questionable heading into the weekend, but Green apparently never cleared all steps of the NFL's concussion protocol, despite fully practicing Wednesday and Thursday. With Green out of the picture, Xavier Grimble and Jesse James are expected to see the bulk of the duties at tight end, though neither offers the upside of Green.

After sitting out Friday's practice, Ladarius Green (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC wild-card game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

With Green still in the NFL's concussion protocol, the tight end is iffy for Sunday's contest, though the official questionable designation offers a glimmer of hope that the tight end has at least some chance to gain clearance for the team's playoff opener. If Green ends up sidelined, however, Xavier Grimble would be in line to see added pass-catching duties in tandem with Jesse James.

Ladarius Green (concussion) did not practice Friday, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Impact

Per the report, Green remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, with coach Mike Tomlin indicating that the Steelers didn't see what they wanted to from the tight end after he practiced fully Thursday. We'll circle back on Green's status for wild-card weekend once the Steelers' final injury report for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins is released, but it looks like he'll likely miss another game.

Ladarius Green (concussion) practiced in a full capacity once again Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Impact

Green is reportedly in the final stages of being cleared from a concussion that's kept him sidelined since Dec. 18, and while he won't be able to play until he receives that clearance, putting together two straight full practices suggests he's close to a return. For what it's worth, fellow tight end Jesse James said Green is 'ready to go', which further supports that sentiment. While Green's status will need to continue to be monitored in advance of Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff versus the Dolphins, the Steelers could well have yet another offensive weapon at their disposal as they start the playoffs.

Ladarius Green (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

Impact

Green is thus trending in the right direction with regard to suiting up Sunday against the Dolphins, though he must still be fully cleared under the NFL's concussion protocol in order for that to happen. With that in mind, Green – who has not played since Dec. 18 – "is progressing rather well," per coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

According to head coach Mike Tomlin, Ladarius Green (concussion) is still in concussion protocol but is optimistic about being available for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

Impact

Green missed Week 17's win over the Browns because of the concussion and still needs to pass protocol testing before he can return to the field. Look for more updates to come once practice reports are released later in the week. Should he be ruled out, Jesse James would likely be named the starter.

Ladarius Green (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Impact

Green has a problematic history with concussions, and given that the Steelers' Week 17 matchup has no impact on the team's playoff seeding, it's not to surprising that the tight end will sit out. The 26-year-old was at least able to go through limited practice this week, suggesting he could be ready to go for the Wild Card round. Look for Jesse James to receive the starting nod at tight end Sunday.

Ladarius Green (concussion) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Impact

While the Steelers have yet to clarify Green's Week 17 status, the fact that the team is locked into its playoff seed supports the notion put forth by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Green appears likely to sit out Sunday's regular season finale against the Browns.

Ladarius Green (concussion) returned to a limited practice Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Impact

Green remains in the NFL's concussion protocol at this stage, and with the Steelers inclined to rest key starters this week, the tight end is hardly a lock to play in Week 17, even if he does gain medical clearance before Sunday's game against the Browns.

Ladarius Green remains in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Impact

During Tuesday's media session, head coach Mike Tomlin added that he doesn't expect Green's services until the postseason. With the No. 3 spot in the AFC playoff bracket guaranteed, the Steelers may have rested Green even if he was healthy, as Tomlin said offensive stars Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown are candidates to miss the regular-season finale, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If Green is indeed unavailable, Jesse James would again serve as the top tight end.

Ladarius Green (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Impact

With Green unable to gain medical clearance to play in Week 16, Jesse James is the prime candidate to see added looks at tight end for the Steelers on Sunday.

Ladarius Green (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Impact

With Green almost assuredly out Sunday after not practicing all week, look for Jesse James to start at tight end for the Steelers in Week 16.