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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

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
Although Ben Roethlisberger's 2010 debut is still two weeks away, Pat Fitzmaurice examines the fantasy implications of his return for Big Ben and his skill-position teammates.

Steelers QB Batch will start Week Four

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
After a win in his first start since 2007, Charlie Batch will start at QB again in the Steelers' Week Four game against the Ravens.

Batch's deep throws spark Steelers' offense

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Steelers' fourth starting quarterback since the preseason, Charlie Batch helped spark a punchless Pittsburgh offense with with three TD passes in the Steelers' 38-13 win at Tampa Bay Sunday. 

Steelers NT Hoke sprains MCL

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Steelers backup NT Chris Hoke sprained the MCL in his right knee in Sunday's 38-13 victory over the Buccaneers. He will miss at least two weeks.

Steelers win battle of unbeatens vs. Bucs

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Charlie Batch threw for 186 yards and two long touchdowns to Mike Wallace in the 35-year-old quarterback's first start in nearly three years, helping the Steelers remain unbeaten with a 38-13 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Steelers' O-line tested early in season

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
As unsettled as the Steelers' QB situation has been to begin this season, their offensive line has also endured some changes early in the campaign.

Steelers OG Essex out, OLT Starks returns

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
The Steelers lose a starter on the offensive line but get their left tackle back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Bucs fail to sell out game vs. Steelers

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers were not able to sell out their home game for already the second time and Sunday's game against the Steelers will be blacked out on local television.

Steelers QB Batch on starting: 'It feels good'

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin named Charlie Batch his starting quarterback on Wednesday. Sunday's game at Tampa Bay will be Batch's first start since Dec. 30, 2007.

NFL fines Steelers LB Harrison

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
The NFL fined LB James Harrison $5,000 for his hit on Titans QB Vince Young in the Steelers' Week Two victory.

Defense leads way for Steelers

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers' defense has saved the day as Pittsburgh tries to slug its way through a four-game stretch without QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Bucs’ Jackson suspended indefinitely without pay

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have been dealt a major blow with news that FS Tanard Jackson will be suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Poll respondents predict Ravens to win AFC

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 11:31 p.m. ET
The Pro Football Weekly readers have weighed in, and Baltimore will represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLV, according to a recently completed poll of readers.  

Report: Steelers QB Dixon has torn meniscus

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Steelers QB Dennis Dixon has a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee. Dixon suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Steelers re-sign QB Leftiwch

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers re-signed QB Byron Leftwich to their active roster Monday after releasing the veteran on Saturday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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