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toddjammin
05-06-2012, 09:40 AM
per Pittsburgh Steelers facebook. No details yet on how much the deal is.

Jooser
05-06-2012, 09:52 AM
:Clap That's great news.

TD386Steel
05-06-2012, 10:08 AM
The Beast is signed!!!

Crash
05-06-2012, 11:33 AM
The kid means business. I think he'll start week one of LeBeau doesn't make him "pay his dues".

Flasteel
05-06-2012, 12:32 PM
The more I read and see about Ta'amu, the more I am loving this pick.

TD386Steel
05-06-2012, 01:50 PM
The kid means business. I think he'll start week one of LeBeau doesn't make him "pay his dues".

He might not have a choice, I dont think Casey will be ready or has much left.

toddjammin
05-06-2012, 02:37 PM
He might not have a choice, I dont think Casey will be ready or has much left.

I would love to see when Casey is ready Casey and Ta'amu
On the field at the same time. Almost 700 pounds
Between the two.

RuthlessBurgher
05-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Steelers Sign Fourth-Round Pick Alameda Ta’amu
Posted 4 hours ago

The Steelers have signed their fourth-round draft pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu (al-uh-MEE-duh tah-AH-moo). Financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed.

Ta’amu (6-2, 348), who was the 109th overall pick, played collegiately at the University of Washington. He started 42-of-50 games at left defensive tackle, producing 109 tackles (57 solo) with 7.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss. He was named All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mention in each of his last two seasons and was the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2010 after recording a career-high 39 tackles.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-Sign-Fourth-Round-Pick-Alameda-Ta’amu/73dedc38-ae89-49b3-961b-0a19bfcb5167


Pittsburgh Steelers sign NT Alameda Ta'amu
NFL.com
Published: May 6, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.
Updated: May 6, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.

Alameda Ta'amu has become the first of the Pittsburgh Steelers' NFL draft picks to sign a contract, the team announced Sunday.

Ta'amu, drafted in the fourth round, signed a four-year contract. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team. A nose tackle out of the University of Washington, Ta'amu had 3.5 sacks and 30 tackles in 2011.

Ta'amu could see plenty of action during his rookie season as veteran defensive lineman Casey Hampton is working to come back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered during the Steelers' playoff loss to the Denver Broncos. Hampton, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, had surgery in January.

A few days after the NFL draft, Ta'amu got a phone call from Steelers leader and fellow Polynesian -- Troy Polamalu.

"At first, I didn't even know it was him," Ta'Amu told The Beaver County Times. "When I answered the phone, I didn't know whose number it was. I was kind of awestruck when I figured out it was Troy Polamalu. It's nice to have another ‘Poly' looking out for you. We are brothers."

Both players are of Samoan descent.

"He said that if there's anything I need, to hit him up ... just having him out there and him calling me makes me feel better."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828e6d61/article/pittsburgh-steelers-sign-nt-alameda-taamu

squidkid
05-06-2012, 06:29 PM
The kid means business. I think he'll start week one of LeBeau doesn't make him "pay his dues".


hopefully this allows us to cut casey's fat azz and sign help elsewhere

Oviedo
05-07-2012, 07:54 AM
hopefully this allows us to cut casey's fat azz and sign help elsewhere

Hampton took a paycut to stay. If he is healthy he won't get cut. He may start the season on PUP though.

steelz09
05-07-2012, 12:28 PM
Hampton took a paycut to stay. If he is healthy he won't get cut. He may start the season on PUP though.

Anybody worried about Casey weight given his injury?

SteelAddicted
05-09-2012, 09:33 AM
I'm happy to see what Ta'amu can do. I hope he can step right in and make an immediate impact. I hope he's the beast I think he can be.

Oviedo
05-09-2012, 11:36 AM
Anybody worried about Casey weight given his injury?

Hampton will come in and be put on the PUP. He will have time to deal with any weight issue uunder the supervision of the team's trainers. I'm interested to see what kind of condition he comes in for the upcoming OTAs. That will be a good indication as to whether he is doing all he can do.