How Ladarius Green’s release affects the Pittsburgh Steelers, considering current roster spots and more
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James goes through drills during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers face the New England Patriots in the AFC conference championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
This edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers news roundup is led by a story from PennLive’s Jacob Klinger looking at how Ladarius Green’s release affects the Steelers’ tight ends.
Like Green, Grimble offered more of a downfield threat than James did. While the small sample sizes we’re working with here are shrunk further by Grimble having been out with broken ribs for three of Green’s six games, the younger tight end’s snap counts show him as redundant to Green.
Grimble got more than twice as many – 14.2 to 6.3 – reps per game with Green out than in. And that’s counting the appearances when he played through broken ribs with minimal snaps. Prior to having his ribs broken, Grimble averaged 19.9 snaps per contest.
Read that story and more in today’s Steelers news roundup: