Steelers release Ladarius Green and sign Terrell Watson

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have released tight end Ladarius Green and have signed running back Terrell Watson, according to Teresa Varley of the Steelers’ official website.

Green was released because he failed a physical.

The 26-year-old Green, who played his college football at Louisiana-Lafayette, was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth round (110th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Green only played scarcely during his rookie season, catching four passes for 56 yards.

The following year, he played in 16 games, registering 17 receptions for 376 yards and three touchdowns.

His best season came in 2015, when he hauled in 37 catches for 429 yards and four scores.

Green arrived with the Steelers in 2016, playing in six games. He tallied six receptions for 304 yards and reached the end zone once. During Week 13 against the New York Giants, the Berlin, Germany native caught six passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Watson, who attended Azusa Pacific, went undrafted in 2015 but ended up on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad that year. In 2016, Watson spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles. However, he only saw one game of action, and that came with the Eagles when he carried the ball nine times for 28 yards and a score in Week 17. He also caught one pass for five yards.

Earlier on Thursday, the Steelers also parted ways with long-time long snapper Greg Warren. Like Green, Warren also failed a physical.

Pittsburgh will open up its 2017 regular season on Sunday, Sept. 10 when it heads on the road to take on the Browns at 1 p.m. ET.

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