QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
6 days ago

Spaeth was released by the Steelers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers decided to part ways with the ten-year veteran after he failed his physical, signing free agent rookie tight end Mandel Dixon in his place. According to GM Kevin Colbert, Spaeth "never fully recovered from knee surgery that occurred this offseason, and will not be ready to return to football activities at this time." Combined with the retirement of Heath Miller in February, the Steelers now only have one tight end on their current roster from last season. Spaeth could attract the attention of a team looking to add a veteran presence at tight end, but it could be hard for him to find another opportunity until he is fully healed from his knee surgery.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
6 months ago

Speath caught his only target for one yard against Denver on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Spaeth finished the 2015 season catching two of three targets for 10 yards, failing to score a touchdown for the first time since 2008, and only the second time in nine seasons. Known more for his blocking skills, the Steelers have better options at tight end with Heath Miller and rookie Jesse James.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
9 months ago

Spaeth caught his only target for four yards in the Steelers' 16-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Used primarily as a blocker and on special teams, the catch was the first for Spaeth, and only his second target of the season. Even if Heath Miller were to miss significant playing time, Spaeth is not worth a spot on fantasy rosters.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
9 months ago

Spaeth (hand) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Spaeth's return to action will bolster the team's depth at tight end behind starter Heath Miller, but he's not involved enough in the team's offense to be a fantasy lineup consideration.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
10 months ago

Spaeth (hand) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Spaeth was unable to play last week due to a broken bone in his hand, but the setback will not prevent him from taking the field in Week 5. He will slot back in as the backup tight end behind Heath Miller.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
10 months ago1 Comment

Spaeth (hand) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Spaeth is off the fantasy radar, but his likely return to action this week will bolster the team's depth at tight end behind starter Heath Miller.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
10 months ago

Spaeth (hand) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Ravens, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac reports.

EDGE Analysis

Spaeth was hoping to play with a broken hand, but he'll need to miss at least one game. Although Heath Miller is the Steelers' only active tight end, the team does have two fullbacks on the roster for Thursday's game.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
10 months ago

Spaeth (broken hand) hopes to play against Baltimore despite wearing a cast, PennLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Used mostly for his blocking skills, Spaeth has not been targeted once this season. As a result, the cast shouldn't prevent him from playing, although Coach Mike Tomlin said how well he performs with the cast in practice will determine if he plays this week.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
1 year ago

The Steelers have re-signed Spaeth, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

With just three catches for 46 yards in 15 games last season, Spaeth is off the fantasy radar, but the Steelers will keep him around since he is a capable blocker for the team, notably in the running game.

QMatt Spaeth
TE PIT (8)
2 years ago

Spaeth was limited to blocking in Pittsburgh's 27-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night, receiving no looks from Ben Roethlisberger.

Spaeth was clearly an afterthought in the Steelers' passing game all season, finishing the season with just three catches on four targets for 46 yards and a touchdown. His lone score came against the Ravens earlier this season, who the Steelers host in a wild card game on Saturday.