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Ladarius Green Ate Everything He Could and Gained 3 Pounds

By Ernie Padaon

July 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) runs after making a catch during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

I drive by a McDonalds and I gain 3 pounds just from the smell!

Chargers rookie Ladarius “Pee Wee” Green has been asked to bulk up in order to compete in the NFL as a tight end. He currently is 6-foot-6 and 241 pounds, gaining 3 pounds this off-season.

“(I) eat everything I can. Mostly pastas, steak, potatoes, vegetables, mostly healthy (food), but I gotta go out sometimes. Burger King, something like that. I snuck one in.”  – Ladarius Green (North County Times)

Maybe he needs to get on that Vince Wilfork diet.

Don’t know what the ideal weight is for Green, but for comparison, Antonio Gates is 6-foot-4, 260 pounds. Rob Gronkowski is 6-foot-6, 265 pounds. There still is work for him to do.

He will be a weapon catching the football, but he will also need to help out blocking also if he is to remain a tight end.

Anybody have a diet plan for him?