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Steelers release Alameda Ta'amu

Updated: November 13, 2012, 2:10 AM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers released backup nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu a month after the rookie fourth-round pick's drunken driving incident.

Ta'amu, 22, could be re-signed or added to the practice squad if he is unclaimed on waivers. The Steelers replaced him with wide receiver David Gilreath, who adds depth at that position with Antonio Brown (ankle) out.

Once considered the eventual replacement for Casey Hampton, Ta'amu couldn't beat out Steve McLendon for the backup ...

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