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Pitt football dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni

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Jeremiah Taleni breaks into the backfield during Pitt's 2015 game against Notre Dame. TPN File Photo

Jeremiah Taleni breaks into the backfield during Pitt's 2015 game against Notre Dame. TPN File Photo

Jeremiah Taleni breaks into the backfield during Pitt's 2015 game against Notre Dame. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

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Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi announced the dismissal of defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni from the team for disciplinary reasons on Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 290-pound senior was expected to start on the Panthers’ defensive line in the fall and help fill the void left by departing seniors Ejuan Price and Tyrique Jarrett.

Taleni appeared in seven games this past year, starting in three. He tallied 24 tackles and three sacks — half of which came in the team’s bowl game against Northwestern. For his career, he made 30 tackles, including eight for a loss.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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Pitt football dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni