In a very surprising move, the Steelers have cut rookie DT Alameda Ta’amu. The Steelers signed another player, Gilreath, to fill the roster spot. This all came from Mark Kaboly of the Trib in a Tweet:
Never saw a roster move so close to game time. Steelers add Gilreath and cut Ta’amu.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) November 12, 2012
The ‘Gilreath’ Kaboly is referring to is probably WR David Gilreath who was on the practice squad.
The move is surprising in one way – the timing – and not so surprising in the other – the ultimate why. Well, I guess we won’t know why until the front office declares why, but I’m speculating it has to do with his drunken fleeing from police in the South Side over a month ago. Stay tuned for this one. It will be interesting to hear why they released Ta’amu and why they did it so close to game time tonight.