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Former Chargers TE Ladarius Green signs with Steelers

The player teammates affectionately call "Peewee" is headed to Pittsburgh.

Former Chargers tight end Ladarius Green inked a four-year, $20 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers today ($5 million guaranteed), ending a four-year run with the Chargers, the team that drafted him in 2012. He leaves San Diego with 77 receptions, 1,087 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Green, who has both speed and size, learned under future Hall-of-Famer Antonio Gates, who was re-signed to a two-year contract Wednesday. Though Green did well during the four games Gates was suspended in 2015 — 14 catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns — he didn’t always get many opportunities throughout his career in San Diego, and also dealt with injuries (including two concussions in an 11-day period last season). The 25-year-old should have the promise of more playing time in Pittsburgh now that Heath Miller has retired.


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