Matt Spaeth TE PIT 2 Months
Spaeth had one catch for 33 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 43-23 win over Baltimore on Sunday.
The catch was Spaeth's first of the season and was, in fact, his first target of the season as well. He also scored a 2-point conversion after a botched hold by punter Brad Wing. Despite scoring 10 touchdowns on just 51 career receptions, Spaeth is difficult to start unless given the starting tight end role outright over Heath Miller.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT 4 Months
Spaeth survived the Steelers' final roster cuts, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Spaeth and Michael Palmer held off seventh-round draft pick Rob Blanchflower and David Paulson to make the 53 man roster, and will serve as a back-up to Heath Miller.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT Sep 17 '79
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT Sep 01 '791 Comment
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT Jun 14 '79
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT May 24 '79
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 might be best off saving their IR/designated to return slot.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT May 22 '79
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT May 20 '79
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT May 13 '79
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT Dec 25 '78
Steelers agreed to terms with TE Matt Spaeth, formerly of the Bears.
Spaeth will fill the blocking tight end role vacated by free agent Leonard Pope. He was just released by the Bears earlier in the week.