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Tyson Alualu | Defensive Lineman | #94

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 304
College: California
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (10) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Steelers signed DL Tyson Alualu, formerly of the Jaguars, to a two-year contract.
The No. 10 overall pick in 2010, Alualu has not lived up to his draft pedigree, but he is a solid player who gives the Steelers a versatile option on the defensive line. He should carve out a rotational role. Tue, Mar 21, 2017 12:29:00 PM

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Free agent DE Tyson Alualu is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

The No. 10 overall pick in the 2010 draft, 30-year-old (in May) Alualu missed the first two games of his career last season. While not overwhelmingly talented, Alualu is a reliable body up front who can play multiple positions at 6'3/304. In Pittsburgh, he would be a rotational 3-4 defensive end.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 11:56:00 AM

Jaguars re-signed DE Tyson Alualu to a two-year, $6 million contract.

The No. 10 overall pick of the 2010 draft, Alualu was reduced to a situational run-stopper last year, grading out as a bottom-nine 4-3 end by Pro Football Focus. He'll return as Red Bryant's backup in 2015.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 02:57:00 PM

The Florida Times Union reports the Jaguars have "continued talks" with free agent DE Tyson Alualu.

If the Jags re-sign Alualu before free agency, it should be at a bargain price. The No. 10 overall pick of the 2010 draft, Alualu is Rotoworld's No. 33 free agent interior defensive lineman.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said he'd like to re-sign impending free agent DE Tyson Alualu.

Alualu played 473 snaps as LE Red Bryant's backup. It's a run-stopping spot in coach Gus Bradley's defense. Alualu, the 10th pick in the 2010 draft, received poor marks across the board at Pro Football Focus. He's yet to make much of an impact in the NFL after suffering a knee injury early in his career.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Jaguars DE Tyson Alualu will be backup in 2014 after the team signed LE Red Bryant.

Alualu, the tenth overall pick in 2010, has started all 64 games in his career and played 754 defensive snaps last season. He doesn't play great run defense and brings little to the table as a pass rusher. In Alualu's defense, he's battled a balky knee his entire career. He may not play more than 300-400 snaps in 2014.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:39:00 AM

The National Football Post's Dan Pompei reports part of the reason the Jaguars moved Tyson Alualu to defensive end was because of his knee troubles.

Alualu, the No. 10 overall pick in 2010, played with a knee injury for much of his first two seasons in the league, before undergoing "minor" microfracture surgery last offseason. The hope is that moving him off the nose to the Red Bryant run-stopping role takes some pressure off the balky knee.
Sun, May 26, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Jaguars DT Tyson Alualu will play defensive end in new coach Gus Bradley's hybrid 4-3 defense.

A three-technique interior pass rusher his first three seasons, Alualu managed just 9.5 sacks across 48 games. The left defensive end spot in Bradley's defense is also known as "five technique" and was manned by Red Bryant in Seattle. Generously listed at 6-foot-3, 304, Alualu is unlikely to give the Jaguars the same kind of run-stopping ability as Bryant, but that'll be his new role.
Wed, May 15, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Jaguars DT Tyson Alualu suffered an abdominal injury in this week's minicamp.

Alualu participated on both Tuesday and Wednesday, but he was forced to sit out on Thursday. It's likely just a precautionary measure, and he should be fine for OTAs. Alualu recorded 45 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Jaguars DT Tyson Alualu said last week's game versus the Colts was the best he's felt since he entered the league as the No. 10 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

GM Gene Smith said this week that Alualu showed significant quickness in producing his best game of the season. Since his rookie season, Alualu has played through a knee issue that eventually required microfracture surgery. By the time he emerges as a consistent asset, Alualu's GM may be out of a job.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 12:27:00 PM

Jaguars DT Tyson Alualu finally returned to the starting lineup in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.

The Jags had been bringing Alualu back slowly after offseason microfracture surgery. On Thursday, he assumed the starting job next to C.J. Mosley and sent D'Anthony Smith to the second team. Alualu, the surprising No. 10 overall pick in 2010, had two tackles in two series played.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 08:07:00 AM

The Jaguars expect DT Tyson Alualu to make a ''major step forward'' in his third NFL season.

''We wouldn't have gone from 28th to fifth (ranked defense) if Tyson didn’t play like he did," DL coach Joe Cullen said. ''He really has a chance to come into his own this year. If he’s on a healthy knee he can be as explosive as he's shown in some of the games he's dominated. More splash plays, the sacks." Alualu has dealt with a knee cartilage problem since entering the league, but the Jaguars hope that surgery will correct it.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012 09:45:00 PM

Jaguars DT Tyson Alualu shed his crutches nearly two weeks ago as he recovers from a "minor" microfracture knee operation.

"I’m just excited and looking forward to a great season with two healthy knees," he said. Alualu is walking without a limp, but plans to "take things slow" ahead of Week 1. He finished last season with 40 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 01:19:00 PM

Jaguars DT Tyson Alualu revealed that his surgery early last month was of the "minor" microfracture variety.

Alualu had hoped to correct the two-year long cartilage issue with rest and rehab, but Jaguars medical personnel advised the microfracture procedure as the best option. Alualu has yet to miss a game while playing through the pain. Expect him to be in the lineup Week 1, perhaps with a more consistent pass-rushing presence.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey confirmed at the Combine that DT Tyson Alualu is recovering from postseason surgery on his right knee.

The date and specifics of the operation are unknown, but Alualu has played through a cartilage problem in the knee since entering the league in 2010. The Jaguars hope that surgery will correct it. After a promising rookie year, Alualu was arguably the team's least effective defensive lineman in 2011. For Alualu's part, he has yet to miss a start through two NFL seasons.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 01:47:00 PM