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Steelers Sign Gilreath & Ta\’amu Off Practice Squad; Place Wallace, Brown & Adams On IR


The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of roster moves on Friday as wide receiver David Gilreath and nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu were signed off of the practice squad.

In addition to those moves the Steelers placed wide receiver Mike Wallace, tackle Mike Adams and cornerback Curtis Brown on injured reserve.

Wallace, Adams and Brown had all been ruled out for the season finale on Friday with injuries.

Gilreath spent a short time on the Steelers roster late in the season and was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he was waived at the end of November. The Buccaneers waived Gilreath a few weeks later and the Steelers signed him back to their practice squad.

Ta\’amu, the Steelers fourth round draft pick this past April, was waived in the middle of November and signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers

Ta\’amu was suspended for two weeks earlier in the season following his DUI arrest in downtown Pittsburgh after police accused him of fleeing from police, crashing into parked vehicles and then resisting with officers in the South Side on Oct. 14. He will be formally arraigned Dec. 31 on felony charges of aggravated assault by vehicle and fleeing and eluding police, as well as misdemeanor charges including resisting arrest, escape and DUI.

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  • Chris S

    Who takes the last spot then? McFadden the DB on the PS or who?

  • SteelersDepot

    Don’thave to fill it. Can go with 52 if they want and turn in 6 inactives. we will see if another move is made Saturday.

  • JT

    Will Ta’amu most likely be inactive again, or might he see some snaps?

  • steeltown

    This is a smart move. This time of year Teams start to place guys on IR and snatch players off other Teams PS going into the offseason. Ta’amu and Gilreath both seem to have big upside. Wouldve liked to see C.Brown get some more snaps in this game, but oh well. He was very up and down this year. He had a terrible game a couple weeks ago, but then had a solid one most recently

  • steeltown

    I bet he’ll be inactive

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