I hope Ta'amu plays 50% of the game. Gotta know what we have in him
Its also interesting that they signed another DT to the active roster. This tells me that Hampton is done as a Steeler after tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
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.