The Ladarius Green experiment could be over before it even starts.
According to Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, when the Steelers signed Green to a four-year deal in free agency, the club was well-aware of the necessary recovery time for an ankle surgery he underwent in January. The former San Diego Chargers tight end did not, however, inform Pittsburgh of his recurring headaches before signing his deal.
Green started training camp on the physically unable to perform list and many assumed it was because he was working his way back from his injured ankle. However, Green's agent recently told NFL.com that the ankle isn't an issue, though, and Bouchette's reports indicates that the tight end is currently in the concussion protocol.
Apparently the 26-year-old suffered three concussions in one calendar year toward the end of his four-season stint with the Chargers, including two in as many weeks early in the 2015 season.
Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweeted that Green had previously stated that his concussions were misdiagnosed and that that he was no longer suffering headaches. Green made the comments in March, when he signed a four-year, $20 million contract with Pittsburgh.
If the Steelers decide to cut him, PFT's Mike Florio thinks the team may not have to pay him his $4.75 signing bonus if they can show the league that Green did not disclose vital information with regard to his health at the time of the signing. Florio also believes that retirement may also be an option for Green at this juncture.
Cutting Green may be the best option for he team at this point considering no one is sure when he might be able to get back on the field.
It would be a sad end to a once promising signing.