The Pittsburgh Steelers have found their replacement for tight end Heath Miller, reportedly agreeing to a four-year, $20 million contract with free agent Ladarius Green.
Ladarius Green deal with Steelers 4 years, $20M https://t.co/Qsuf2dmMBc— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) March 10, 2016
Ladarius Green gets a four-year, $20 million deal with the Steelers. Truly a year-to-year deal. He gets $6M in 2016, $11M in first 1 years.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 10, 2016
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Green, 25, emerged in 13 games (11 starts) last season for the San Diego Chargers. He caught 37 passes for 429 yards and four touchdowns.
The 33-year-old Miller recently announced his retirement after 11 seasons as the Steelers' starting tight end.
Aware that Green was likely to leave as a free agent, the Chargers inked longtime tight end Antonio Gates to a two-year, $12 million deal on Wednesday.