Chargers tight end Ladarius Green has done well to take advantage of his time in the spotlight in lieu of the suspended Antonio Gates, having hauled-in 10 catches for 121 yards and a score through two games. However, his status for Week 3 is in doubt.
Green reportedly suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, which is his second in the last two weeks, and third in the last calendar year. He was a limited participant in Chargers practice on Wednesday. Taking part in practice is a step in the right direction, but it remains to be seen whether or not he’ll be available when the Bolts head to Minnesota this weekend.
If Green is unable to play, one would imagine San Diego will be quick to re-sign Kyle Miller, who was waived by the team last week after making the initial 53-man roster. In two career games (one in 2012, one this season), Miller has a grand total of zero catches.
If you were initially depending on Green to be your tight end this week, you may have to scour the waiver wire for a replacement. Considering how thin the position is, you’re likely to be scrounging around a scrap heap full of unappealing options. Perhaps someone like Darren Fells (ARI), Richard Rodgers (GB) or Crockett Gillmore (BAL) could be a suitable pivot.