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89 Ladarius Green TE
Height/Weight: 6-6/240 | Birthdate: 5/29/1990 | Birthplace: Berlin, Germany | Team: San Diego | College: Louisiana-Lafayette | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 16/3 | Average Draft Position: 131.33
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Chargers rule Keenan Allen out of Saturday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4:35 pm ET) The Chargers released their final injury report for Saturday’s game at San Francisco and listed wide receiver Keenan Allen (ankle) as out.

Also ruled out are running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) and punter Mike Scifres (shoulder). Ladarius Green (concussion) and Corey Liuget are listed as questionable. Quarterback Philip Rivers (chest/back) and Ryan Carrethers (elbow) are being listed as probable.

The Chargers are 1 1/2-point underdogs.


Chargers TE Ladarius Green practices Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Chargers tight end Ladarius Green, who missed Week 15 with a concussion, practiced Tuesday ahead of Saturday's visit to San Francisco, reports ESPN.com. Even if Green is cleared to play, starter Antonio Gates should continue to eat up targets.

Gates has 84 targets in 14 games (6.0 per game), compared to Green's 23 targets in 12 games (1.9 per game).


Ryan Mathews among Chargers' inactives Week 15


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) The Chargers declared the following players inactive for Week 15 against the Broncos: Ryan Mathews, Ladarius Green, Mike Scifres, Dontrelle Inman, Damion Square , Ryan Carrethers, Cordarro Law.

Chargers list three as questionable for Sunday against the Broncos


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget and tight end Ladarius Green are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Green is dealing with concussion symptoms while Liuget is dealing with a knee injury. 

Running back Ryan Mathews is also listed as questionable after missing practice all week with an ankle injury. 

Ryan Carrethers is considered doubtful. 


Chargers' Ryan Mathews, Ladarius Green not seen at practice


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Ladarius Green were not seen during the open portion of Chargers' practice Wednesday. 

Mathews is dealing with a leg injury after being tackled on play where the defender was called for tripping. He came back but quickly came back out with what the team called an ankle injury. 

Green is dealing with a concussion when he was hit hard during Sunday's game against the Patriots. 


Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) will not return Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Chargers tight end Ladarius Green will not return to Sunday night's game against the Patriots due to a concussion, the team announced.

Green took a big hit to the upper body while juggling the ball on a route across the middle of the field, and while the defender was flagged for a personal foul for helmet-to-helmet contact, it's unclear whether the two players' helmets actually touched. Either way, Green needed help off the field and was taken to the locker room for further evaluation after being looked at by the training staff on the sidelines. Green will have to be cleared by an independent neurologist before being allowed back on the field.


Chargers get minor contributions from role players Week 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Chargers received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's win over the Ravens in Week 13.

Branden Oliver backed up Ryan Mathews on the day but only registered one carry for a gain of 7 yards. Donald Brown caught his only target for a gain of 6 yards. Meanwhile, Ladarius Green caught both of his targets for only 1 yard.


Chargers get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) The Chargers got a slew of offensive contributions in their 27-24 win over the Rams on Sunday. Among them, running back Branden Oliver carried six times for 17 yards and caught all four of his targets for 23 yards. Running back Donald Brown caught two passes for 20 yards and had a 7-yard rush.

Tight end Antonio Gates caught both his targets for 14 yards, while tight end Ladarius Green hauled in two of three targets for 34 yards. Wideout Malcom Floyd secured four of five targets for 30 yards.

Wideout Seyi Ajirotutu made an 8-yard grab. They'll all visit the Ravens in Week 13.


Chargers' Eddie Royal, Ladarius Green do little Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Chargers pass catchers Eddie Royal and Ladarius Green did lttle Week 8 against the Broncos.

Royal had the better game, catching three balls for 29 yards. He caught all three of his targets. Green had just one catch Thursday, picking up 9 yards. 

Both players will look for more Week 9 against the Dolphins. 


Chargers TE Ladarius Green gets back on track Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Chargers tight end Ladarius Green, who had just one catch his last time out, got back on track with a productive performance in a Week 6 victory over the Raiders in Oakland.

Green caught a short pass and turned it up the field for a gain of 27 yards on the opening drive of the game. He had receptions for 15, 12 and 6 yards in the third quarter and was held without a grab in the final quarter. He was thrown to six times and finished with five catches for 60 yards in a 31-28 victory.

The Chargers will host the Chiefs in Week 7.


Chargers backup wideouts do little Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Chargers backup pass catchers did little Week 5 against the Jets.

Seyi Ajirotutu hauled in one catch for 11 yards. Ladarius Green also had one catch, picking up eight yards during the contest.

Both players will look for more Week 6 against the Raiders. 


Chargers probables good to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Chargers probable are good to go Week 5 against the Jets.

Donald Butler, Malcom Floyd, Ladarius Green, Jarret Johnson, Cordarro Law and Jason Verrett are all active for the game. All six entered considered probable, so their availability shouldn't come as a surprise. 


Chargers release final Week 5 injury report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The Chargers listed three players as questionable to play in Week 5 on Friday's final injury report, including linebacker Dwight Freeney (knee), defensive tackle Corey Liuget (concussion) and tight end David Johnson (shoudler).

Freeney didn't practice Thursday but was able to work in limited fashion on Wednesday and Friday. Johnson and Liuget returned to a full practice Friday.

The Chargers listed five players as probable to face the Jets in Week 5, including tight end Ladarius Green (hamstring), cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) and linebackers Donald Butler (shoulder), Jarret Johnson (shoulder) and Cordarro Law (ankle).

The following players have been ruled out for Week 5 action: running back Ryan Mathews (knee), offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back), cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) and linebackers Manti Te'o (foot), Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Reggie Walker (ankle).


Ladarius Green limited in practice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Chargers tight end Ladarius Green was limited in practice Wednesday. 

Green did not play Week 4 against the Jaguars. He's dealing with a hamstring injury. Green was limited in practice last Thursday, and did not practice last Friday due to the issue. 


Taking a look at the tight end waiver wire


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) With key players like Vernon Davis (back), Niles Paul (concussion), Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Tyler Eifert (elbow) dealing with injuries, finding help on the waiver wire might be the key to success at the tight end position. Here are some of Jamey Eisenberg's thoughts on the best pickups for this week.

Larry Donnell of the Giants and Travis Kelce are likely to be the most-added tight ends when waivers run Wednesday morning, and Jamey admits to being "torn" on which he prefers. Dwayne Allen of the Colts, Garrett Graham of the Texans and Reed round out the top-five, while Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Clay Harbor and Jace Amaro are sleeper adds for deep leagues.

Charles Clay of the Dolphins and Ladarius Green of the Chargers are considered drop-worthy, if you need a roster spot. 


What to do if Vernon Davis doesn't play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) 49ers tight end Vernon Davis obviously makes for a risky play in Week 4 against the Eagles, as he is a game-time decision with an ankle injury.

Davis will try to test out his ankle before the game, so we should know his status around 90 minutes before their 4:25 pm EST kickoff. If you have a Davis replacement ready to slide into the lineup, make sure it is someone set to play at 4:00 pm EST or later.

Some options to consider might be Ladarius Green of the Chargers (50 percent owned), Travis Kelce (69 percent) or Anthony Fasano (3 percent) of the Chiefs, Josh Hill of the Saints (0 percent), or Davis' backup Derek Carrier (3 percent). 


Antonio Gates the only tight end labeled probable for Week 4


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/26/2014) The Chargers have three tight ends on the injury report leading to their Week 4 showdown against Jacksonville. Antonio Gates, who is dealing with a hamstring issue, seems to be the only healthy one of the bunch, having practiced in full all three days. He was officially listed as probable for Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ladarius Green, who was a limited participant in Thursday's session despite nursing a hamstring issue, missed Friday's practice. He is listed as questionable and could end up being a game time decision. David Johnson has not been able to practice this week because of a shoulder injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.


Ladarius Green limited Thursday due to hamstring injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Chargers tight Ladarius Green was added to the practice report Thursday, as limited due to a hamstring injury. The Chargers host the Jaguars Week 4.

Ladarius Green's role grows in Week 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) After a mostly-quiet first two weeks to the season, Chargers tight end Ladarius Green started to show his skills in a 22-10 win over the Bills in Week 3.

Green, who had just two receptions in the first two games, hauled in four passes this time around. He was targeted six times and ended up with 64 yards on the game, good for second on the team.

Green has six receptions for 88 yards on eight targets through two games, with the Chargers set to take on the Jaguars in Week 4.  


Antonio Gates played twice as much as Ladarius Green


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates played 54 snaps in Monday's loss at Arizona, compared to 26 snaps for promising backup Ladarius Green, per Pro Football Focus. Gates ran 37 pass routes while Green ran just 10. Green was used as a blocker on 16 of his 26 snaps.

Gates caught six passes on 10 targets for 81 yards. Green hauled in both his targets for 24 yards.


Ladarius Green plays second fiddle


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Chargers tight end Ladarius Green did not begin fulfilling his breakout potential Week 1 against the Cardinals. He was targeted just twice, catching both passes for 24 yards.

Green, 24, remains way behind starter Antonio Gates in terms of opportunities. Gates drew a game-high 10 targets and paced San Diego with six catches for 81 yards.

Green faces the Seahawks in Week 2.


Antonio Gates a big obstacle for Ladarius Green


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Ladarius Green, who caught three touchdowns in the final six games last year, is the Chargers' tight end of the future. But Antonio Gates is still the starter. Judging by their usage in August, coaches remain more comfortable with Gates in single-tight end sets.

In the 28 preseason snaps played by quarterback Philip Rivers, Gates played 26 and Green 13. In the dress rehearsal game, Gates caught all three of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown. Green caught one of three targets for 5 yards.

Gates is 34, but he's healthy and in terrific shape. Until he breaks down, Green is not going to be playable in standard leagues.

The Chargers open the season Monday night in Arizona. It's a wonderful matchup, as the Cardinals allowed a league-high 13.3 Fantasy points per game to tight ends last year. Consider Gates a borderline TE1 for Week 1.


With Gates out, Ladarius Green plays big for Bolts


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/8/2014) The Chargers were without the services of tight end Antonio Gates on Thursday night against the Cowboys, giving Ladarius Green an opportunity to show off what he could do. Green came through with flying colors, catching two of four completions by Philip Rivers for 26 total yards.

His first catch came on a short dump-off pass over the middle of the field where Green dwarfed Cowboys defenders. His second catch was an impressive leap near the sideline for 20 yards when Rivers found him on a broken play. Green will look for more numbers at the Seahawks on Aug. 15. 


Ladarius Green continues to develop, but ...


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/7/2014) Chargers third-year tight end Ladarius Green has "taken another step in his development" this offseason and it's shown on the practice fields, ESPN reported. Green already displayed some game-breaking ability last season with the Bolts, racking up nine plays of 20-plus yards over 17 catches. 

The report did note that while Green is an exciting player, Antonio Gates still figures to be the most targeted tight end on the roster. Gates is still a red-zone threat and can still beat single coverage in the middle of the field. 


Coaches believe Ladarius Green can be 'an impact player'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Chargers coaches believe tight end Ladarius Green "has the size, speed, reach and athleticism to be an impact player, especially if he gets the right matchups," reports Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei. Green "showed some flashes" in minicamp, and the team will involve the third-year pro more this season, the report said.

Green (6-6, 240) caught 17 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns playing behind Antonio Gates last year.