Steelers Sign 4th Round Draft Pick Alameda Ta\’amu


The Pittsburgh Steelers have their first member of the 2012 draft class under contract now as fourth round pick Alameda Ta\’amu has signed his four year contract. All draft picks must sign four year deals according to the new CBA. Prior to the new CBA being reached last year, the Steelers had previously made a habit of signing players drafted from the third round and on to three year deals.

With nine draft picks in 2012, the Steelers were assigned A $5.13 million 2012 rookie pool number to get all of their rookies signed within. The total value of the contracts for the rookies can\’t exceed $28.25 million.

The total value of the four-year deal for Ta\’amu is expected to be about $2.55 million and the base salaries being $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 & $660,000. The Steelers still have eight remaining picks to sign and that should not take long thanks to the slotting of contracts.

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  • Wahoodevil105

    Great signing. I was upset when we left him on the board in the 3rd round. Steelers brass know what they are doing. This is not Cleveland.

  • Jason White

    Yeah I was the same way. Once the 3rd round came and they passed on I’m I was shocked and I really thought they blew their shot at getting him. Once they traded up in the 4th round I knew they were taking him. I did not want them to take Josh Chapman. Ta’amu is a typical nose tackle, a big strong wide bodied guy who can eat up blockers.

  • Daveb1952

    Wow, that was fast. Dave, could you do us a favor and post the salaries for all of the rounds for those 4 years?

  • burghball

    Steelers.com is reporting that Chris Rainey signed today – 2 down 7 to go… Glad to see these guys getting under contract.

  • SCTUNES

    LOOK IF YOU ARE A TRUE STEELER FAN PLEASE GET ON WITH THIS IKE TAYLOR HAS TO GO WE WILL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS LONG AS HE IS HERE HE IS THE WEAK LINK IF YOU DONT THINK SO LOOK AT ALL THE BIG PLAYS NOT JUST THE TIM TEBOW PLAY BUT THERE ARE SO MANY MORE AND ALL OF THEM HE IS DONT BELIEVE ME GO TO THE VIDEO TAPES AND TELL ME DO YOU SEE ALWAYS TOO STEPS BEHIND!!!!!! HE IS ALFUL IVE BEEN SCREAMING THIS FOR TOO YEARS!!!!!!!

  • SCTUNES

    IKE TAYLOR HAS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nitz

    Are you fncking retarded? Let me guess, Ravens fan trolling? By the way, all caps makes you look like a retard.
    Fnckwad.

  • CanadianSteeler

    You’re an @ss. All caps make you look like a retard. Never mind what you actually spewed.
    D1CK

  • LouPGH

    I’m sorry, we don’t feed the troll.

  • burghball
  • PoKey21

    Ditto, I wouldnt even have been upset with him in the 2nd lol. I was irate after the third, especially since it was a defensive player. I couldnt argue with Adams in the 2nd though because he really helps sure up the Oline. Tam’mu in the 4th was a steal. I think we got 3 solid anchors that should be great players in this years draft. Throw in the last 2 years with Pouncey and Gilbert then throw in Heyward and Hood and we have young O&D Lines that will be superb

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXON22FQSDCCSA2WHZIRTHQWTU Greig

    I didn’t read your comment, but since it was written in caps, I know it must be important.

  • mokhkw

    LOL, before the draft I was hoping for Adams in the 1st & Ta’amu in the 2nd – good thing I’m not the one drafting!

  • Reader783

    I had the same feeling. I wanted Massie in the 2nd and he slid to like the 4th, I think.

  • Reader783

    I can tell you have been screaming for “too years” because your comment is in all caps.

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