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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

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Fantasy position battles: QBs

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger suspended, PFW's Michael Blunda says the Steelers' QB battle between Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon is one to watch this preseason.

Roethlisberger can be low-risk fantasy pick

Posted July 07, 2010 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Depending upon your league format and the QB depth available, the risk of drafting Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is minimal, and one that could pay dividends later in the fall.

Steelers left to replace dependable ORT Colon

Posted July 01, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
With the Steelers likely to be without ORT Willie Colon for the entire 2010 season after he reportedly tore his Achilles tendon on Monday, Pittsburgh is faced with replacing a key member of its offensive line.

Steelers' Colon to undergo season-ending surgery

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
Steelers ORT Willie Colon will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair an Achilles tendon he tore during a workout Monday morning, effectively ending his 2010 season. Meanwhile, the Steelers brought in free-agent OT Flozell Adams, a former Cowboy, for a visit ...

Report: Steelers OT Colon suffers Achilles tear

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Steelers ORT Willie Colon suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a workout Monday morning, ESPN.com reported Monday, an injury that may be season-ending for the longtime starter.

Steelers' Gibson believes collegiate OLB experience helpful

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Steelers rookie Thaddeus Gibson primarily played defensive end at Ohio State, but he's has some experience at outside linebacker, the position he'll play in Pittsburgh's scheme.

Steelers sign draft picks Scott, Butler

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed OT Chris Scott and CB Crezdon Butler, both fifth-round picks, to three-year contracts on Wednesday. Pittsburgh has signed eight of its 10 draft picks.

Steelers sign WR Sanders, two other picks

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced the signings of three draft picks — WR Emmanuel Sanders, LB Stevenson Sylvester and RB Jonathan Dwyer — on Tuesday.

Reports: Steelers sign WR Brown

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The Steelers have signed WR Antonio Brown, a sixth-round pick from Central Michigan, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on his Twitter feed Tuesday.

Steelers agree with Gibson, Worthington

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Steelers have agreed to terms on contracts with rookies OLB Thaddeus Gibson and DT Doug Worthington, the club announced Friday. Gibson and Worthington played collegiately at Ohio State.

Steelers sign LS-LB Stewart, cut Retkofsky

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced Tuesday that they have signed veteran LS-LB Matt Stewart to a one-year deal.

Art Rooney Jr. remembers

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Art Rooney Jr.'s father, "the Chief," would hand out cigars. Art Jr. hands out stories … fine, aged ones that never lose their taste. Decades of football kept in neat little bundles. His humidor is never locked.

Steelers' training-camp QB plan not yet unveiled

Posted June 04, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger rejoined the club this week for the next-to-last round of OTAs, and the noticeably slimmer passer took snaps with the first-team offense.

Roethlisberger thankful for "second chance"

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
In his first public comments since rejoining the team last week, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he has "put a lot of thought into my life, the decisions I've made in the past" and has worked with NFL commissioner ...

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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