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Alameda Ta'amu - #95 - NT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 348 lbs.
Birthday 08/23/1990
Birthplace Kent, WA
College Washington
Years played 2
Drafted 2012, 4th round, 14th pick by Steelers

Ravens defeat Steelers in defensive struggle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
The Ravens shut down Byron Leftwich, and Jacoby Jones supplied the offense they needed to grab control of the AFC North.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens inching away from pack

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens took a big step toward gaining control in the AFC North by winning at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Key matchup: Ravens passing game vs. Steelers pass defense

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Much rides on Ravens QB Joe Flacco's play on Sunday night, writes PFW senior editor Mike Wilkening. 

Decision making among Leftwich's assets

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger out with rib and shoulder injuries, the focus turns to how the Steelers' offense will function with backup Byron Leftwich at the controls.

Steelers promote LB McFadden

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted LB Marshall McFadden to the active roster and placed LB Chris Carter on injured reserve.

Steelers QB Roethlisberger has rare rib injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a rare rib injury that is a bigger concern than his shoulder injury.

Steelers rule Roethlisberger out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Steelers confirmed that QB Byron Leftiwch will start in Sunday night’s game against the Ravens for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. 

Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Mike Tomlin called Ben Roethlisberger "questionable" with a sprained shoulder Tuesday but otherwise offered little detail.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Roethlisberger hurt, Steelers survive

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
The Steelers beat the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime on Monday night as Mike Wallace caught a TD pass and Ben Roethlisberger injured his right shoulder.

AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Steelers sign WR Gilreath, release DT Ta'amu

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted WR David Gilreath to the active roster from the practice squad and released rookie DT Alameda Ta'amu.

Once again, Steelers' defense in strong form

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Steelers' defense is again one of the NFL's best, and there are many reasons for Pittsburgh's success, the way we hear it. 

Key matchup: Chiefs pass defense vs. Steelers passing game

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
How the Chiefs cope with the Steelers' potent passing game will be a story line to watch on Monday night.

Steelers WR Sanders plans to fight league fine

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders plans to contest the $15,000 penalty he received from the league for a supposedly fake injury.

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Posted April 04, 2013
Ta'amu has been sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and drunken driving stemming from a series of crashes and a police chase.||||||| The Steelers released the 22-year-old draft pick a few weeks after he was arrested Oct. 14 but later re-signed him to the practice squad. Police say he crashed into several cars on the city's South Side, a neighborhood known for bars and nightclubs, then ran from officers who responded. A judge found Ta'amu not guilty Thursday of running from police after Ta'amu explained that he thought an officer in an unmarked car was an angry motorist chasing him.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with troubled rookie Ta'amu and added wide receiver David Gilreath to the 53-man roster.||||||| Ta'amu was chosen by the Steelers in the fourth round of the NFL draft but has yet to play in a game. He was suspended two weeks without pay last month following a run-in with police in the city's South Side neighborhood that resulted in more than a dozen charges, including multiple felonies.
Posted Nov. 08, 2012
Ta'amu (tay-AH'-moo) apologized after a brief court appearance on charges related to an alleged drunken-driving rampage last month.||||||| The Steelers suspended him for two games immediately after his arrest. He's back on the roster, though he has yet to play this season.
Posted Oct. 16, 2012
The Steelers suspended Ta'amu two games without pay following his arrest over the weekend.||||||| Coach Mike Tomlin says Ta'amu will not be welcome at the team's facilities during the suspension, which is without pay. The 22-year-old fourth-round draft pick was arrested early Sunday morning by police after an incident on the city's South Side. Charges include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI.
Posted Oct. 14, 2012
Ta'amu of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh's South Side at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta'amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained. Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle.||||||| Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says team officials are "disappointed" but will await more information before commenting further. Ta'amu was drafted in the fourth round out of Washington. He has yet to play this season.

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