Matt Spaeth TE PIT 9 Months
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 9 Months1 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 12 Months
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 Aug 13 '13
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 Aug 11 '13
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 Aug 09 '13
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 Aug 02 '13
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 Mar 15 '13
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT Mar 15 '13
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.
Matt Spaeth TE PIT Mar 13 '13
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.