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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

Police will interview Roethlisberger in next 2-3 days

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Milledgeville, Ga., police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation expect to interview Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in connection with an alleged sexual assault in the next 2-3 days, representatives from both departments said Monday.

Steelers sign 49ers UFA WR Battle

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed 49ers UFA WR Arnaz Battle to a three-year contract on Monday.

Report: Steelers to sign UFA Bucs S Allen

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers will sign UFA Buccaneers S Will Allen to a three-year contract, ESPN.com reported on Monday.

Roethlisberger being investigated in connection with alleged sexual assault

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault, Milledgeville, Ga., police announced Friday.

AFC North team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
The Bengals needed a stretch-the-field wide receiver to pair with 32-year-old Chad Ochocinco, so they signed ex-Buccaneers UFA Antonio Bryant, as PFW examines the needs of each team, position by position, in a series that continues with the AFC North.

Multi-year deal for Hampton, tag for Reed reflect market conditions

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Steelers' willingness to give NT Casey Hampton, 32, a three-year contract extension and PK Jeff Reed the franchise tag reflects their value on the open market.

Steelers keeping very busy

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert had plenty to talk about at the Combine Thursday, acknowledging the signing of Pro Bowl NT Casey Hampton and the decision to franchise PK Jeff Reed.

Steelers place franchise tag on PK Reed

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
After agreeing to terms on a new contract with NT Casey Hampton, the Steelers announced Thursday that PK Jeff Reed has been designated as the team's franchise player.

Steelers, NT Hampton agree to new deal

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Steelers announced Thursday morning that NT Casey Hampton has agreed to a three-year deal with the team that will keep him with the club through 2012 without it having to use its franchise tag on him.

Reliving past Super Bowls in South Florida

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
With Super Bowl XLIV only a week away, Tom Danyluk looks back at the nine previous Super Bowls held in South Florida, focusing on a highlight or two, or an interesting anecdote, from each game.

Steelers have reasons to lean toward 'D' in draft

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Steelers have drafted more offensive players than defensive players in five of the last six drafts, but they could be more defensive-minded this year.

Insider: Steelers making uncharacteristic moves

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
After missing the playoffs a year following their Super Bowl triumph, the Steelers have fired some assistant coaches, moves that are unusual for the generally loyal franchise, says one NFL insider in "Audibles."

Doggett will have to earn his way on special teams for Steelers

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Special teams will be the ticket for CFL LB Derrick Doggett to make the Steelers' roster, but the way we hear it, he has a definite affinity for covering kickoffs and punts.

Steelers sign CFL LB Doggett

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed LB Derrick Doggett, a special-teams ace with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on Tuesday.

Steelers not without their share of positives on special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Although the Steelers' problems covering kickoffs played a role in their inability to make it back to the playoffs, the club did get some solid performances in the kicking game.

Steelers make coaching-staff changes, but Arians stays on

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
The first coaching-staff shake-up of head coach Mike Tomlin's three-year tenure in Pittsburgh occurred in the week after the Steelers completed a disappointing campaign, but the changes did not include offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Steelers fire two assistants

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers have fired special-teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky and OL coach Larry Zierlein, the club announced Thursday.

Steelers QB coach Anderson retires

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Steelers QB coach Ken Anderson has retired, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday.

Steelers hold off Dolphins, stay alive

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
A swarming Steelers defense sent two Miami quarterbacks to the sideline, including Pat White with a scary head injury, and the reigning Super Bowl champions averted a late collapse to beat the Dolphins 30-24 Sunday.

Steelers' Woodley dominant in second half of '09

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
After a slow start to the 2009 campaign, Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley has been a force in the second half of the season, notching 9½ sacks in his final seven games while also being stout vs. the run.

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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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