Green (concussion) did not practice Thursday.
In the wake of back-to-back missed practice sessions, it would be a surprise to see Green suit up Sunday against the Chiefs and he could be ruled out for the contest as soon as Friday. In such a scenario, Jesse James would be in line to continue to start at tight end for the Steelers this weekend.
Green (concussion) was held out of practice Wednesday.
Green sat out the Steelers' past three games and his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs is up in the air. He was able to practice last week and will likely need to participate in practice Thursday or Friday in order to see the field in the divisional round. Jesse James will be Pittsburgh's top option at tight end if Green is sidelined once again.
Green remains in the concussion protocol as of Tuesday, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports. "We're going to adhere to the protocol, to the letter," head coach Mike Tomlin said. "We're going to do what's appropriate. If he's cleared, then he'll participate, provided he gets an opportunity in some form or fashion to prepare. If he doesn't, he won't."
In essence, the Steelers will continue to take a wait-and-see approach with Green, who has notably suffered a number of concussions over the last two years. After two absences to end the regular season, he appeared on the verge of ending the streak with back-to-back full practices to begin last week. However, he was unable to practice Friday and was deemed inactive for Sunday's wild-card win versus the Dolphins. As a result, additional unhinged showings this week wouldn't necessarily forecast that he's closing in on a return. As long as he's sidelined, Jesse James will handle No. 1 TE duties for Pittsburgh.
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