The Steelers have released Ladarius Green, apparently no longer believing the talented tight end will be able to get healthy and contribute. He isn't yet 27, so a chance he surfaces somewhere else at some point. The Steelers will hope to get a productive tight end out of Jesse James, Xavier Grimble, and the league's other David Johnson, or maybe some undrafted rookie.

Either because they haven't had the right tight end or are just asking those players to do more blocking, the Steelers haven't gotten much impact out of the position the last two seasons. Their tight ends have totaled just 1,441 yards and 9 TDs. Both are bottom-10 figures.

Last year James was the main guy (39-338-3), Green next in line (18-304-2), Grimble 3rd (11-118-2). James seems to be the best bet for fantasy relevance, but it looks to be a pretty modest level.

TEAM TIGHT END PRODUCTION, 2015-2016
Team TEsYardsYds RkTDTD Rk
New England27251261
Philadelphia260321021T
Tennessee25763195T
Carolina245241310T
Washington23995203T
Kansas City230461119T
San Diego21837252
Seattle209781214T
Indianapolis19599177
Cleveland187710149
New Orleans183311158
Baltimore1762121021T
San Francisco1735131310T
Tampa Bay163814195T
Dallas162815827T
Minnesota1616161310T
Cincinnati161117203T
Chicago1584181310T
Jacksonville1568191214T
Atlanta1547201214T
Houston1542211119T
Denver148222630
Pittsburgh144123924T
Detroit143724924T
NY Giants143725827T
Buffalo139926729
Los Angeles133627531
Green Bay1326281214T
Oakland1260291021T
Arizona116230924T
Miami1111311214T
NY Jets26832132

--Andy Richardson