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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

Jets CB Revis cleared to run, lift weights

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Jets CB Darrelle Revis was cleared to run and lift weights, but not for contact in Wednesday’s practice.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
While the rest of the AFC North stumbled, the Ravens got off to a fast start in Week One. PFW's Mike Wilkening takes a closer look. 

Manning leads Broncos to win in his return

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:56 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning overcame Pittsburgh's 10-minute advantage in time of possession and helped the Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut.

Key matchup: Steelers CB Ike Taylor vs. Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
In Saturday's key matchup, we revisit a one-on-one battle that played a key role in Denver beating Pittsburgh in last season's wild-card round.

Mendenhall practicing, Dwyer improving for Steelers

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Steelers enter the 2012 season with a few durability concerns in the backfield, but they don't appear as great as they could be.

Steelers OLB Harrison misses practice again

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison did not practice Friday, making it unlikely he will play in the season opener at Denver Sunday.

Steelers place OG DeCastro on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed rookie OG David DeCastro on the injured reserve “designated for return” list on Friday, the team announced.

Report: Steelers to sign CB Van Dyke

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Former Raiders CB DeMarcus Van Dyke will sign with the Steelers, according to Pro Football Talk.

Steelers name Roethlisberger, Keisel as captains

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Steelers named two captains on Monday, QB Ben Roethlisberger and DE Brett Keisel.

Steelers trim roster to 53

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Steelers became the first team to reduce its roster to 53 players, and they placed LB Sean Spence on injured reserve. 

Steelers LB Spence suffers knee injury

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:20 a.m. ET
Steelers rookie LB Sean Spence suffered a significant knee injury in Friday night’s preseason finale, head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed.

Wallace signs tender; Steelers activate Harrison, Worilds

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced that WR Mike Wallace signed his free-agent tender and LBs James Harrison and Jason Worilds were activated from the PUP list.

Report: Steelers WR Wallace to report to team Tuesday

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET

Steelers claim RB Harris off waivers

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Steelers claimed RB DuJuan Harris off waivers from the Jaguars on Monday.

DeCastro to have surgery Wednesday

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Steelers first-round rookie ORG David DeCastro's injured right knee will be surgically repaired on Wednesday.

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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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