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toddjammin
12-29-2012, 05:29 PM
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-make-roster-moves/a1fac1a8-2b05-4c14-bc32-b573cdf2d397

focosteeler
12-29-2012, 05:33 PM
I hope Ta'amu plays 50% of the game. Gotta know what we have in him

toddjammin
12-29-2012, 05:37 PM
Its also interesting that they signed another DT to the active roster. This tells me that Hampton is done as a Steeler after tomorrow.

lloydroid
12-29-2012, 05:57 PM
Its also interesting that they signed another DT to the active roster. This tells me that Hampton is done as a Steeler after tomorrow.

You might be right. He has played well for many more years than could be expected, for a guy playing that tough of a position, at that weight. Amazing his knees lasted this long. He will probably be in for a very painful life by middle age. Do you think it's possible they are eying going to a 4-3?

flippy
12-29-2012, 09:20 PM
We've had some good luck with DLinemen from BYU. Hopefully Hebron Fangupo is the next in line. I was reading the BYU coaching staff say he's the strongest player they've ever coached.

He's built a lot like Hampton. Interesting prospect for a NT. Maybe someone's seen him play at USC. He played there 2 years where he got injured. Then he transferred to BYU. Sounds like an interesting kid. Went on his Mormon mission to the Phillippines for 2 years, so he's probably well grounded and a hard worker. Sounds like he could be a hidden gem if he continues with us during the offseason. Might be a nice little project. I'm pretty excited to see if he gets any snaps.

hawaiiansteel
12-29-2012, 09:36 PM
Steelers claim DT Hebron Fangupo

By T.J. Doyle on Dec 29

The Pittsburgh Steelers added former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo via waivers on Saturday in preparation for the Week 17 finale against the Cleveland Browns.

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued making roster moves Saturday in preparation for their Week 17 season finale against the Cleveland Browns, claiming defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Fangupo played college ball at USC and then BYU, after serving a two-year mission in the Philippines. He was not selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, and was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent. After being released by the Texans, Fangupo reunited with former college coach Pete Carroll in Seattle as a practice squad player, before finally being promoted to the active roster just over a week ago by the Seahawks.

In addition to claiming Fangupo off waivers, the Steelers signed signed nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu and wide receiver David Gilreath from their practice squad on Friday for Sunday's game against Cleveland. Wide receiver Mike Wallace, tackle Mike Adams, and cornerback Curtis Brown, already ruled out for Sunday's game, were placed on injured reserve Friday.

http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com/pittsburgh-steelers/2012/12/29/3815668/hebron-fangupo-steelers-waiver-claim

isonator07
12-29-2012, 09:41 PM
Steelers claim DT Hebron Fangupo

By T.J. Doyle on Dec 29

The Pittsburgh Steelers added former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo via waivers on Saturday in preparation for the Week 17 finale against the Cleveland Browns.

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued making roster moves Saturday in preparation for their Week 17 season finale against the Cleveland Browns, claiming defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Fangupo played college ball at USC and then BYU, after serving a two-year mission in the Philippines. He was not selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, and was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent. After being released by the Texans, Fangupo reunited with former college coach Pete Carroll in Seattle as a practice squad player, before finally being promoted to the active roster just over a week ago by the Seahawks.

In addition to claiming Fangupo off waivers, the Steelers signed signed nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu and wide receiver David Gilreath from their practice squad on Friday for Sunday's game against Cleveland. Wide receiver Mike Wallace, tackle Mike Adams, and cornerback Curtis Brown, already ruled out for Sunday's game, were placed on injured reserve Friday.

http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com/pittsburgh-steelers/2012/12/29/3815668/hebron-fangupo-steelers-waiver-claim

I remember a couple people having Fangupo in their mock drafts when he came out. Hope we find a gem in one of these guys.

hawaiiansteel
12-29-2012, 09:56 PM
I remember a couple people having Fangupo in their mock drafts when he came out. Hope we find a gem in one of these guys.

yeah, I had us taking Fangupo in the 6th round in my final mock draft, he's a very wide big boy...

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/5750259/158691356.0_standard_500.0.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
12-29-2012, 10:22 PM
I liked Loni Fangupo going into the draft last year (I liked Alameda Ta'Amu as well). Hopefully at least one of these guys develop into a player.

hawaiiansteel
12-29-2012, 10:56 PM
I liked Loni Fangupo going into the draft last year (I liked Alameda Ta'Amu as well). Hopefully at least one of these guys develop into a player.

the Steelers probably liked both of them but when they traded up for Ta'amu took Fangupo off their board.

once the Seahawks made Fangupo available, it made sense for us to claim him off waivers to provide some much needed depth and competition at the NT position.

Chadman
12-30-2012, 02:47 AM
Smart move to get an extra NT on the roster at this point. Obviously the FO are aware that they need to find the next plug for the 3-4. Ta'amu would have had first bite, but with his legal dramas pending, Fangupo might be a very wise addition.

thor75
12-30-2012, 07:02 AM
the Steelers probably liked both of them but when they traded up for Ta'amu took Fangupo off their board.

once the Seahawks made Fangupo available, it made sense for us to claim him off waivers to provide some much needed depth and competition at the NT position.

Exactly, just like getting both in the draft. Hebron took a little longer getting here, but hopefully they keep him for next year's camp.

8467thekraken
12-30-2012, 09:58 AM
That is a nice pickup by Pittsburgh.

Even though the guy will be 28 years old next year.

If we get real lucky, he could play for another 6-8 years.

It's a long shot, but this team has few other options at the moment.
Me fingers be crossed.

phillyesq
12-30-2012, 12:04 PM
Fangupo was a nice pickup. Very low risk, and a guy who could pan out well. Chris Hoke mentioned that the Steelers liked him in the draft and sees him as a guy who can play either NT or DE for the Steelers.

jeromebettis
12-30-2012, 01:14 PM
This should be very interesting...

flippy
12-30-2012, 01:15 PM
Fangupo was a nice pickup. Very low risk, and a guy who could pan out well. Chris Hoke mentioned that the Steelers liked him in the draft and sees him as a guy who can play either NT or DE for the Steelers.

He's about 6 foot tall. I don't really see him playing DE. I think he's strictly a NT.

Slapstick
12-30-2012, 01:45 PM
We lost Ryan Lee to the Saints (who put him on IR) and Toney Clemons to the Jags (who has the same # of catches for one less yard than Plaxico this season...:mad:)....

It's kind of nice to pick up a prospect from someone else...

BigRob
01-04-2013, 04:37 PM
We lost Ryan Lee to the Saints (who put him on IR) and Toney Clemons to the Jags (who has the same # of catches for one less yard than Plaxico this season...:mad:)....

It's kind of nice to pick up a prospect from someone else...

There has been mention of Mclendon moving to DE. He seems to have the strength and desire for it. At 6-4, it may be a better spot for him. 3-4 DE on running downs, 3-4 NT on passing downs.

You can carry Heyward, Hood, Mclendon, Keisel, Ta'amu, Fangupo (if he pans out). Mclendon can play NT with Fangupo until Ta'mu comes off suspension. That also frees up a roster spot by getting rid of Al Woods because Mclendon can play NT and DE.

Hoke said Ta'mu has been making good progress in practice all year. Hopefully he can make a big improvement.

RuthlessBurgher
01-04-2013, 04:44 PM
Hoke said Ta'mu has been making good progress in practice all year. Hopefully he can make a big improvement.

Hoke and Ta'Amu were never teammates. Hoke retired, and then Ta'Amu was drafted. How would Hoke know about what Ta'Amu is like in practice?

BigRob
01-04-2013, 04:50 PM
Hoke and Ta'Amu were never teammates. Hoke retired, and then Ta'Amu was drafted. How would Hoke know about what Ta'Amu is like in practice?

Hoke is in the media now. He is still very knowledgeable about the roster and has many friends that are still Steelers. Where do you think he gets his information from. Check out his twitter feed. It's pretty good.

https://twitter.com/hokiebro76


Chris Hoke ‏@hokiebro76 (https://twitter.com/hokiebro76)
“@jdorsey8400 (https://twitter.com/jdorsey8400): @hokiebro76 (https://twitter.com/hokiebro76) what are your thoughts on taamu? Was it a bad draft pick?”no... Hear he has gotten better each passing week.

phillyesq
01-04-2013, 05:46 PM
Hoke is in the media now. He is still very knowledgeable about the roster and has many friends that are still Steelers. Where do you think he gets his information from. Check out his twitter feed. It's pretty good.

https://twitter.com/hokiebro76

I recently started following Hoke. He seems to be pretty plugged in, which makes sense given that he played with a lot of these guys.

BigRob
01-04-2013, 08:12 PM
One other thing is Seattle's success in drafting d-lineman over the last 5 years. They seem to scout them well. It gives me hope for Fangupo developing.

hawaiiansteel
01-07-2013, 01:20 PM
Steelers add linebacker

Posted 1/7/13

The Steelers continue to build their 2013 offseason roster with the signing of linebacker Kion Wilson today to a Reserve/Future contact.

Wilson, who wasn’t on an NFL roster in 2012, saw action in five games with the Carolina Panthers during the 2011 season. Wilson originally signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of South Florida on April 26, 2010. He played in three games during his rookie season in 2010, forcing one fumble on special teams.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article...d-9173bc77bfd1 (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-add-linebacker/df925bbc-2c72-4caa-8b6d-9173bc77bfd1)