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Matt Spaeth | Tight End

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 260
College: Minnesota
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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

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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

Bears TE Matt Spaeth's roster spot is in question this offseason.

A blocking specialist likely brought in at former OC Mike Martz's behest, Spaeth no longer fits the offense. His $1.875 million salary can be used to re-sign Kellen Davis or make a push for a free agent such as Martellus Bennett.
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 02:06:00 PM

Matt Spaeth had two receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 9 win.

This marks just his second touchdown on the year, so no he's not auditioning for a Scott Chandler-type role in Chicago. He has just five catches and 28 yards on the year.
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 01:36:00 AM

The Bears plan to use new TE Matt Spaeth as a sixth lineman in jumbo packages.

They'll expect zero receiving production at tight end this year. "Now we can block defensive ends with tight ends," said position coach Mike DeBord. "We can pass protect. It helps all the way around, short yardage, goal line." Spaeth is drawing comparisons to ex-Bear Jim Covert, who was an offensive tackle.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Bears agreed to terms with TE Matt Spaeth, formerly of the Steelers.

A decent blocker with no after-the-catch ability, Spaeth never developed as the Steelers had hoped. He'll likely be limited to a blocking duties under coordinator Mike Martz. The Bears now have Greg Olsen, Brandon Manumaleuna, Kellen Davis, and Spaeth on the roster. This signing does nothing to quiet the Olsen trade talk.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 12:50:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3Dri Archer
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Dri Archer
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Antonio Brown
2Lance Moore
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Justin Brown
3Martavis Bryant
WR31Justin Brown
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Michael Palmer
K1Shaun Suisham