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Mike Wallace among three Steelers placed on IR

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had already ruled out wide receiver Mike Wallace, tackle Mike Adams and cornerback Curtis Brown from being able to play in the team’s season finale against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

On Saturday, the Steelers placed all three on injured reserve.

Wallace suffered a hamstring injury during the Steelers loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week. Adams has missed the last four games for Pittsburgh dealing with an ankle injury. Brown also had an ankle issue.

Pittsburgh promoted receiver David Gilreath and defensive tackle Alameda Ta’Amu from their practice squad and claimed defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

Ta’Amu, a fourth-round pick of the Steelers, was released by the team after a two-game suspension for a drunken driving incident in October. He was re-signed to the team’s practice squad.

Gilreath has played in three games for the Steelers this season. He does not have a reception but does have one rush for seven yards.

Fangupo spent most of the season on Seattle’s practice squad before being promoted to the active roster prior to last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was released by the Seahawks on Friday.

Wallace finishes the season with 64 catches for 836 yards and eight touchdowns for the Steelers.

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16 Responses to “Mike Wallace among three Steelers placed on IR”
  1. ravenator says: Dec 29, 2012 8:50 PM

    This team is crumbling. This down year wasn’t just a coincidence, this will continue for many many years. Pittsburgh fans should prepare themselves. I almost feel bad, but I don’t. Cheers!

  2. pitt4059 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:35 PM

    Wow! they promoted Alameda Ta’Amu! The Steelers organization used to be a “class” organization. Not anymore! Wait till half the fans don’t show up tomorrow and their licensed merchandise sales fall this offseason. Somewhere down the line they will get the message.

  3. gozz2403 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:45 PM

    The 2 previous posts in this thread reek of jealousy and hatred. Not that I would ever expect an intelligent or enagaging post from 99 % of the morons who visit this great site, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are THE organization in all of professional sports. This organization has a blueprint for success and they follow it to perfection. Good luck to the Ravens and another season shot in the rear because they’re old as dirt and can’t find a capable, consistent QB. If bullshirt won championships, the Ravens would be the Steelers.

  4. mullman76 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:54 PM

    It would be nice to watch Cleveland and Cinci dominate this division for the next ten years with Bmore consistently settled in the 3 hole.

    The uber obnoxious steeler fans are well overdue for a good dose of humility.

  5. 92and94and51and56 says: Dec 29, 2012 10:02 PM

    Unfortunate year for the Steelers, that’s for sure. No excuses, move on from it, and we’ll all sit back and watch the Ravens fail in the playoffs yet again. This has continued…and this will continue for many many years. Smart Baltimore fans have probably prepared themselves. I almost feel bad, but I don’t.

    Cheers!

  6. bleedingreen says: Dec 29, 2012 10:05 PM

    The Steelers have a great legacy. They will prosper as they have in the past.

  7. couldntthinkofaname says: Dec 29, 2012 10:26 PM

    mullman76 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:54 PM

    It would be nice to watch Cleveland and Cinci dominate this division for the next ten years with Bmore consistently settled in the 3 hole.

    The uber obnoxious steeler fans are well overdue for a good dose of humility.
    __________________________

    Cleveland’s inbred fans are easily the worst in the NFL. Cincy can challenge Pitt and Balt, but those three teams make the AFC North. Cleveland is what it will always be–a loser sports town with loser fans. Rock on, Balt. Rock on, Pitt. I’m looking forward to you guys battling twice next year. Must-see television for any real football fan (which leaves out you know who).

  8. halusbr33 says: Dec 29, 2012 10:27 PM

    Nice knowing you Mike!

    Hopefully David Gilreath gets some PT and maybe a chance at punt return, kid can scoot.

  9. jeffa43 says: Dec 29, 2012 11:42 PM

    We don’t rebuild, we retool.

    We will have even more haters when we run the blueprint in 13.

  10. jeffa43 says: Dec 29, 2012 11:42 PM

    We don’t rebuild, we reload.

    We will have even more haters when we run the blueprint in 13.

  11. ravensdominate says: Dec 30, 2012 4:37 AM

    Yeah this is the kind of thing bad teams have to do when the season isn’t over but it’s over for them…

  12. dcapettini says: Dec 30, 2012 7:36 AM

    And yet, we “unfortunate Baltimore fans” will get to see our guys in the playoffs for the fifth straight year, with an admittedly second tier QB. last year the Steelers lost in the first round to Tim Tebow. If they cannot at least make the playoffs with Roethelsberger and the #1 defense, what are they going to do when adversity really strikes?

  13. steelernator says: Dec 30, 2012 7:41 AM

    The Steelers lengthy history of success is the reason so many fans of other teams gloat when the Steelers have a rare stumble. Well, you can’t win them all, and the main reason they won’t be playing after today is a ton of injuries suffered by key players this year. Steeler fans understand that and look forward to next year. The Ravens and Bengals should enjoy this season, since it is rare when they will enjoy this success. Ravens in particular have huge problems with key defensive players likely at the end of their career and a big decision coming on Flacco. Personally I hope they invest in him because he sucks.

  14. bobzilla1001 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:19 AM

    pitt4059:
    Re-signing a player to the PRACTICE SQUAD is hardly a “promotion.”
    The Steelers are obviously waiting for Ta’Amu to receive his due process before deciding his future with the organization.
    Last time I checked, all individuals in this country, including non-quarterbacks, are still entitled to due process.

  15. antibenapalooza says: Dec 30, 2012 9:09 AM

    It all doesn’t matter. Rottenberger can be relied upon to throw an interception at a crucial moment. “Stillers”, “yinz” really must “red up” the team by finally getting rid of him!

  16. steel420 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:12 AM

    dcapettini says:
    Dec 30, 2012 7:36 AM
    …If they cannot at least make the playoffs with Roethelsberger and the #1 defense, what are they going to do when adversity really strikes?
    ……..
    Like when the Steelers started Batch at QB, and most of their pro bowl defensive starters were injuried, yet they still managed to step up and beat the Ravens?

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