The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly on the hunt for depth in their tight end depth chart by taking an interest in one of the better free agents at the position.
According to Adam Schefter, Ladarius Green, the San Diego Chargers fourth round pick in 2012, is set to sign with the organization soon.
This is the first news of the Steelers attempting to sign an athlete outside of their own list of free agents. The move makes sense, as the Steelers need tight end depth to place alongside Jesse James and Matt Spaeth after the retirement of Heath Miller.
It is promising that the Steelers are looking towards outside sources to beef up their tight end depth chart. While James does look to have a promising career in Pittsburgh, he is still very raw. Spaeth is seen as more of a glorified blocker, and is rarely used in passing situations.
In thirteen games in 2015, Green caught 37 passes for 429 yards and four touchdowns, mainly while Antonio Gates served a four game suspension for performance enhancing substances. Seeing as Gates just signed a two-year deal to stay in San Diego, Green wants to find a team that he will be able to contend for a starting job.
Still Curtain will keep you up to date with more information as it is announced.