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Report: Steelers TE Ladarius Green sidelined with headaches, not ankle injury

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The Pittsburgh Steelers prized free agent acquisition of 2016 has yet to see the field, and reports are circulating it isn't because of his surgically repaired ankle, but headaches.

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As first reported by Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com citing a member of the Steelers' organization, Steelers' prized free agent signing tight end Ladarius Green has been kept out of training camp so far due to recurring headaches, not his ankle which he had surgery on as was originally reported when Green was placed on the PUP list.

When asked about Green yesterday Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin said "He's progressing, but we really thought it would be touch-and-go up to this point," Tomlin said. "The (ankle) surgery was not a routine cleanup, so we knew it would be a significant amount of time."

However, Green's agent Adisa Bakara told reporters "His ankle is fine," when asked about it without elaborating.

Concussions have been an issue for Green. He had two in two different weeks in September 2015 and missed a game while recovering. In 2014, Green also missed a game for a concussion.

This new twist sheds some light on what had become a strange story. Green hasn't been working out with the team, but reporters had noted he seemed fine while running on his own while the Steelers did their drills. The team has been evasive on the topic of all summer long and this new report may explain why. The Steelers have yet to comment on the report.

BTSC will have more updates as the story develops.