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Alameda Ta'amu | Defensive Lineman

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 348
College: Washington
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's targeting Week 5 as a return date for NT Alameda Ta’amu (ACL surgery).
Ta’amu is five months removed from tearing his ACL. He's not expected to be cleared for training camp and will likely be stashed on the reserve/PUP list, costing him the first six games. Ta’amu re-signed as an exclusive rights free agent in March and is playing on a one-year, $570,000 contract. Jun 13 - 5:25 PM

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Cardinals re-signed exclusive rights free agent NT Alameda Ta'amu to a one-year, $570,000 contract.

Ta'amu was solid in 226 snaps as a run stuffer last season, but tore his ACL in Week 17. He'll be a candidate to begin 2014 on the reserve/PUP list.
Mar 6 - 3:56 PM

Cardinals NT Alameda Ta'amu (knee) underwent ACL surgery on Wednesday.

Ta'amu suffered a torn ACL in Week 17. He'll almost certainly open training camp on the PUP list and is questionable for the start of the 2014 season. Ta'amu appeared in 13 games as a deep reserve in 2013, finishing with seven tackles.
Jan 11 - 1:25 PM

Cardinals NT Alameda Ta'amu sustained a torn ACL in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the 49ers.

Ta'amu will likely have surgery next week. The 2012 fourth-round pick and deep reserve had seven tackles in 13 games this season.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 01:57:00 PM

The Cardinals fear an ACL tear for NT Alameda Ta'amu.

Ta'amu went down in Sunday's season-ending Week 17 loss to the 49ers. The reserve had just seven tackles in 13 games coming into the finale.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:47:00 PM

Cardinals claimed NT Alameda Ta'amu off waivers from the Steelers.

Ta'amu was a fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft. He'll add depth behind Dan Williams. In corresponding moves, the Cardinals cut LB Kenny Demens and CB Bryan McCann.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Steelers waived or released NT Alameda Ta'amu, WR Reggie Dunn, OT Mike Golic, C Joe Madsen, OG Chris Hubbard, LB Terence Garvin, CB Devin Smith, WR Kashif Moore, RB Alvester Alexander, TE Nathan Overbay and OT Joe Long.

A 2012 fourth-rounder, Ta'amu didn't appear in a game last season, while his name only made the paper when he was arrested for DWI. Perhaps he'll be stashed on the practice squad, but the Steelers might be ready to move on.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Steelers NT Alameda Ta'amu pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and drunken driving stemming from an Oct. 14 incident.

Ta'amu crashed into several cars while drunk in Pittsburgh and then ran from police officers. He's avoided jail time, but is facing 18 months of probation and will spend four days in a DUI program. Ta'amu was cut by the Steelers following the incident, but finished up the season on their practice squad.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Steelers waived NT Alameda Ta'amu and promoted WR David Gilreath from their practice squad.

Ta'amu is practice-squad eligible, but the Steelers may be ready to wash their hands of him. He embarrassed the franchise with an October DUI. Ta'amu was the 109th overall pick in April's draft. Gilreath is up to play special teams on Monday Night Football. He's also receiver depth with Antonio Brown out.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 04:09:00 PM

Steelers NT Alameda Ta'amu has been activated from the suspended list, and will keep his roster spot.

S Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith has been waived to clear a roster spot. The No. 109 pick of April's draft, Ta'amu had yet to appear in a game before his embarrassing October 14 arrest on a host of drunk driving charges. He's unlikely to be active any time soon.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 04:05:00 PM

Steelers suspended rookie NT Alameda Ta'amu two weeks without pay.

Ta'amu was arrested Sunday morning for drunken driving after he crashed into several vehicles and then tried to flee the scene. But even if he's found guilty of all charges -- including the felonies -- Ta'amu won't face further penalties from the Steelers. The fourth-round pick has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 12:14:00 PM

Steelers rookie NT Alameda Ta'amu was arrested early Sunday morning for drunken driving, among other various charges.

Ta'amu reportedly crashed into several vehicles and then attempted to flee the scene. The fourth-rounder out of Washington is facing felony counts of fleeing police, aggravated assault while driving drunk and three counts of aggravated assault, plus 10 misdemeanors, including resisting arrest, attempting escape, drunken driving and failure to obey traffic laws. Ta'amu has yet to appear in a game this season.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 10:47:00 AM

The Steelers are viewing fourth-round pick Alameda Ta'amu as Chris Hoke's heir apparent as a long-term backup nose tackle.

Steve McLendon has played well enough that he's emerged as the favorite to succeed aging Casey Hampton in the long run. Ta'amu figures to be a game-day inactive in 2012 so long as both Hampton and McLendon are healthy.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 12:31:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review considers fourth-round NT Alameda Ta'amu unlikely to take Casey Hampton's (ACL surgery) starting job.

Hampton will have to be healthy for that to be the case, as GM Kevin Colbert recently opined he was likely to begin the year on the PUP list. Six games could be all the opening Ta'amu needs to run with the starting job. For what it's worth, Hampton expects to be ready for camp.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 12:22:00 PM

Steelers signed fourth-round NT Alameda Ta'amu to a four-year contract.

With incumbent NT Casey Hampton recovering from his third knee surgery, Ta'amu is already being talked up as a possible Week 1 starter. Sporting News' Russ Lande recently called Ta'amu the best nose tackle in this year's draft. He'll see competition from Steve McLendon, but expect Ta'amu to emerge.
Sun, May 6, 2012 09:20:00 AM