The Pittsburgh Steeler fan base can rest assured knowing that Heath Miller will be getting a pretty good replacement for the future. Former San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green signed a four-year deal worth $20 million to head to the Steel City Wednesday night.
Green had been rumored to be signing with the Steelers early Wednesday afternoon, but no deal was done until pen hit the paper. ESPN’s Adam Schefter originally broke the news of his possible signing.
Ladarius Green has continuously gotten better in his four years with the Chargers. He played a primary backup role for Antonio Gates before moving into a much bigger role the last two years.
He had his best statistical season to date, recording 429 yards and four touchdowns on 37 receptions in eleven starts last year. This deal with the Steelers comes likely after the Chargers decided to re-sign their veteran tight end.
This could be a huge signing for the Steelers as Green has shown promise in the last few seasons. It is going to be interesting to see if we hear Pittsburgh faithful yelling “Green” instead of “Heath” whenever their new guy makes a grab.
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