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  • Jets' Pita Taumoepenu: Finds a new opportunity

    Taumoepenu signed a contract with the Jets on Tuesday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.

    Taumoepenu last played an NFL game with the Broncos in 2021. The 29-year-old was a sixth-round selection of the 49ers in 2017 and has yet to find a consistent role with a franchise. He'll now work to do that with New York in camp.

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  • Pita Taumoepenu: Clears COVID-19 protocols

    Taumoepenu was restored from the Broncos' practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Taumoepenu has appeared in one game for the Broncos this season. Now that he's healthy, he'll try to earn another chance on the active roster before the 2021 campaign comes to a close.

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  • Pita Taumoepenu: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Taumoepenu (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad COVID-19 list Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    It's not yet clear whether Taumoepenu has tested positive for the virus or when he'll be able to return. The 27-year-old has appeared in just one game for the Broncos to begin the year.

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  • Falcons' Pita Taumoepenu: Activated for Week 9

    Taumoepenu has been flexed to Atlanta's active roster for Sunday's matchup against Denver, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Taumoepenu last made a game appearance in 2018 as a member of the 49ers, but he's been unable to catch on during stints with the Cardinals and Seahawks since. He'll slot in as a backup at outside linebacker for the Falcons on Sunday after fielding a full week of practice reps.

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  • Pita Taumoepenu: Cut by Seattle

    The Seahawks waived Taumoepenu on Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

    Taumoepenu was waived alongside Seth Dawkins to make room for Josh Gordon and Damontre Moore on the offseason 80-man roster.

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  • Seahawks' Pita Taumoepenu: Latches on in Seattle

    The Seahawks signed Taumoepenu on Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taumoepenu will face an uphill battle to make the team in Seattle. He hasn't appeared in game-action since suiting up for four contests with the 49ers in 2018.

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  • Pita Taumoepenu: Works out in Indy

    Taumoepenu (hamstring) had a workout with the Colts on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taumoepenu was waived off the Cardinals' injured reserve on Sept. 10 and now appears recovered from the hamstring injury. The 25-year-old appeared in six games with the 49ers over the past two seasons and totaled three tackles.

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  • Pita Taumoepenu: Dropped from IR

    The Cardinals waived Taumoepenu (hamstring) from injured reserve Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

    Taumoepenu played in six games for the 49ers over the last two years. He'll be free to sign with another squad once healthy.

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  • Cardinals' Pita Taumoepenu: Lands on IR

    Taumoepenu (hamstring) has reverted to the Cardinals' injured reserve, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Taumoepenu was originally waived/injured by the club but ended up going unclaimed. His only options now are to spend the rest of the season on the sidelines or work to reach an injury settlement once his health allows it.

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  • Pita Taumoepenu: Waiver wire bound

    The Cardinals waived/injured Taumoepenu (hamstring) on Saturday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

    Taumoepenu has played sparingly since the 49ers drafted him in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He likely won't be claimed off waivers, which means he'll revert to injured reserve, where he'll remain until an injury settlement is reached.

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  • 49ers' Pita Taumoepenu: Promoted to active roster

    Taumoepenu was promoted to the active roster Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    It's unlikely Taumoepenu will break onto the scene much during the last month of the season, but there's a potential to make a strong impression among the coaching staff. The Utah product appeared in two games for the 49ers during his rookie season in 2017.

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  • 49ers' Pita Taumoepenu: Full speed ahead

    Taumoepenu (ankle) practiced without limitations Wednesday.

    The rookie sixth-round pick is in line for his NFL debut Sunday against the Colts. However, he's projected to only be used as a depth linebacker and special teams man.

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  • 49ers' Pita Taumoepenu: Inactive for Sunday

    Taumoepenu (ankle) was listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    The rookie sixth-round pick provided depth in a banged up linebacking corps. However, Taumoepenu isn't projected to be used much outside of special teams duties.

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  • 49ers' Pita Taumoepenu: Headed to San Francisco

    The 49ers selected Taumoepenu in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 202nd overall.

    This looks like a pure depth grab here with San Francisco already loaded along the front four. That said, Taumoepenu has some athleticism, notching a 4.67 in the 40-yard dash. He is undersized, even at defensive end, checking in at 6-foot-1 and just 243 pounds. His lack of size coupled with San Francisco's depth up front means that it could be awhile before Taumoepenu sees the field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Euless, TX
Age: 30
School: Utah
Experience: 2