When ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted sources stating the Pittsburgh Steelers will be signing former San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green, fans were excited, and rightfully so. The athletic 6-foot 6-inch tight end has the athleticism to stretch the field, and the blocking skills the Steelers covet in their tight ends.
The thought of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, Sammie Coates, Jesse James, Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and Green on an offense is enough to keep defensive coordinators awake at night, and fans to have goosebumps all over their body with excitement.
Although reports from experts like Schefter are rarely false, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting Green is set to visit Pittsburgh Thursday, but not deal is considered imminent, at this point.
A Steelers source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that while Green is a target, he would not predict that the player would sign.
Clearly, a staffer within the organization would never tip their hand as to the plans of the team, doing so could have them unemployed before they could blink, but the fact these reports are accompanied by a trip to Pittsburgh has the looks, and feel, of a signing waiting to happen.
Although fans would love nothing more than to have their team garner another offensive weapon to add yet another dynamic to an already incredible offense, fans will have to wait at least another day to start celebrating.
UPDATE: Albert Breer of the NFL Network has reported the Steelers and Green have agreed to a 4-year contract.
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