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Matt Spaeth | Tight End | #89

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 260
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (77) / PIT
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Steelers released TE Matt Spaeth with a failed physical designation.
According to GM Kevin Colbert, Spaeth never recovered from his January "knee scope." A 2007 third-rounder, Spaeth has been the Steelers' blocking tight end for seven of the past nine seasons. He was due just $1 million, so his release probably isn't related to salary cap reasons. Spaeth turns 33 in November. It could be a while before his phone rings. Thu, Jul 21, 2016 01:06:00 PM

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth will undergo a knee scope and be sidelined 3-4 weeks.

The Steelers' blocking tight end, Spaeth played 276 snaps this season, catching just 3-of-4 targets for 11 yards. He's signed for $1 million in 2016.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth is dealing with a broken hand.

Spaeth has a cast on the hand and hopes he can play through the injury. Coach Mike Tomlin said how well he can perform with the cast in practice will determine if he can play this week. Almost exclusively a blocker, Spaeth should be able to operate even with the cast.
Source: Penn Live
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Steelers re-signed TE Matt Spaeth to a two-year contract.

A blocker, Spaeth caught three passes across 15 games last season. Going on 32, Spaeth has 53 career grabs. He's spent 6-of-8 of his NFL years in Pittsburgh.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Steelers activated TE Matt Spaeth (foot) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Spaeth resumed practicing last month and has been medically cleared to return from his Lisfranc injury. A strict blocking tight end, he'll provide depth in a reserve role behind Heath Miller.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (foot surgery, injured reserve/designated to return) has resumed practicing.

Pittsburgh now has three weeks to activate the reserve tight end, a move Spaeth expects to be made. Spaeth won't be in for a pass-catching role when he returns.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Steelers placed TE Matt Spaeth (foot surgery) on injured reserve/designated to return.

He'll be eligible to return in Week 9 against the Patriots. If all goes according to plan for the Steelers, Spaeth will be returning to a reserve role behind Heath Miller. Going on 30, Spaeth has just 49 career receptions.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:20:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (foot surgery) is a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return.

Spaeth is out 8-10 weeks after undergoing Lisfranc surgery. The Steelers' decision on Spaeth will likely depend on how confident they are about Heath Miller's (ACL) health. Spaeth is not a difference-making talent. The Steelers may be best off saving their IR/designated to return slot for a higher-impact player.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin revealed TE Matt Spaeth needed surgery to repair his Lisfranc injury.

The surgery indicates Spaeth's foot was fractured as opposed to sprained, as initial reports claimed. With Heath Miller (knee) also on the shelf indefinitely, the Steelers are woefully thin at tight end, where David Paulson essentially played the entire preseason opener. For the Steelers' wide receivers -- who'll be leaned on more heavily -- it's positive fantasy football news.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth will be sidelined 8-10 weeks with a Lisfranc foot sprain.

The Steelers are woefully thin at tight end. With Heath Miller still working his way back from a shredded knee, Spaeth was penciled in as the top tight end. He's not a pass catcher, but Spaeth is a solid in-line blocker. Lisfranc injuries have proven tough to come back from, so it's quite possible Spaeth misses the entire season. 2012 seventh-rounder David Paulson now sits atop the depth chart. Look for the Steelers to make three-wide their base offensive package.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 06:07:00 PM

ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley projects Matt Spaeth as the Steelers' Week 1 starter at tight end.

Heath Miller (torn ACL, MCL, and PCL) is fully expected to remain on the PUP list for at least the first six weeks of the regular season. Spaeth, a solid blocker but nothing more, and David Paulson will try to hold down the fort in Miller's absence. Look for the Steelers to line up in more three-wide sets.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Steelers agreed to terms with TE Matt Spaeth on a two-year contract.

Spaeth will fill the blocking tight end role vacated by free agent Leonard Pope. The 29-year-old has just 49 receptions across 91 career games.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 08:38:00 PM

Free agent TE Matt Spaeth visited the Bengals on Friday.

Spaeth was just released by the Bears on Wednesday. The blocking tight end has 49 career catches in six seasons.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Bears released TE Matt Spaeth.

It's a move that could be seen coming from a mile away after the Bears signed Martellus Bennett. Spaeth had a $500,000 roster bonus due on Thursday. A pure blocker with just 49 catches in six years, Spaeth's market will be slow developing.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Bears TE Matt Spaeth will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Friday.

Spaeth said the clean-up is "no big deal" and that he would "be good to go in no time" for offseason workouts. The Bears will look to upgrade at the position this offseason. Spaeth's roster spot is in jeopardy with a new coaching staff coming in.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 08:56:00 AM

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