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Matt Spaeth

Matt Spaeth - #87 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 7"/ 260 lbs.
Birthday 11/24/1983
Birthplace Albertville, MN
College Minnesota
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 3rd round, 13th pick by Steelers

Steelers ROLB Harrison excused from practice, talks retirement

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Steelers ROLB James Harrison, fined $75,000 for hitting Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi in the helmet in Pittsburgh's 28-10 win vs. Cleveland Sunday, met with head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday and was excused from practice and meetings, according ...

Steelers OLB Harrison fined $75,000 for hits

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Steelers OLB James Harrison $75,000 on Tuesday for his two helmet-to-helmet hits in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Steelers take care of business vs. Browns

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
In a season where favorites have struggled in divisional games, the Steelers proved an exception Sunday in a 28-10 victory vs. Cleveland, and the importance of the victory can't be overlooked, given the circumstances and Pittsburgh's upcoming schedule.

Harrison unapologetic for violent play

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison was unapologetic for his hits, saying he is out to hurt any opposing player who comes near him on the field.

Roethlisberger makes Steelers league's elite

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:37 a.m. ET
The return of Ben Roethlisberger gave the Steelers' offense an explosive element it has been lacking and repositions the Black and Gold at the top of the NFL.

Big Ben picking up where he left off

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
After being suspended for the first four games of the season, it didn't take Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger long to make a fantasy impact once again.

Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs, Steelers win 28-10

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in 9 1/2 months, returned from his four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Steelers shut down a Browns offens during a 28-10 victory Sunday.

Timmons making big impact on Steelers' defense

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
Steelers RILB Lawrence Timmons entered the season with the goal of being better against the run — and has he ever been.

Five questions with PFW Steelers correspondent Jim Wexell

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Jim Wexell, PFW's Steelers correspondent and the publisher of SteelCityInsider.net, took time out to answer five questions about Pittsburgh in advance of Sunday's Browns-Steelers game. Here's our questions and his answers.

Armed and ready in Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:33 a.m. ET
With their big gun Ben Roethlisberger returning to action next Sunday, the Steelers have dodged a big-time bullet and remain heavyweight Super Bowl contenders of the highest order.

Roethlisberger tries to hit ground running

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who worked out on his own when away from the team, is said to be in good shape, and the hope now is all of the work he got with the first-team offense in the summer ...

Even 'elite' teams have major concerns now

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Let's run through PFW’s top five in our power rankings and point out each team’s greatest strength right now and also its biggest shortcoming.

Mendenhall more than holding his own with Big Ben out

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
Even though defenses knew exactly who would be getting the ball with QB Ben Roethlisberger suspended, Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has gotten the job done through four weeks.

Batch comes through in unexpected role for Steelers

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger set to return from suspension in the Steelers' fifth game of the season after the Week Five bye, Charlie Batch's short stint as Pittsburgh's starter will be over. And what an unlikely stint it ...

Steelers place QB Dixon on I.R.

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Dennis Dixon on injured reserve Saturday after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 18, 2013
The Steelers signed the free agent tight end on Monday, reuniting Spaeth with the club that selected him in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.||||||| The 29-year-old Spaeth spent his first four seasons with the Steelers before moving on to Chicago, where he caught just 13 passes for 78 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games.
Posted March 13, 2013
The Bears terminated Spaeth's contract.||||||| Spaeth appeared in 91 games, including 56 starts, in six NFL seasons with Pittsburgh (2007-10) and Chicago (2011-12). He has 49 catches for 353 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.
Posted July 28, 2011
NFL Network reported Thursday that the Chicago Bears have agreed to a contract with Pittsburgh Steelers free agent tight end Matt Spaeth. He would replace Brandon Manumaleuna, who was released.||||||| The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Spaeth is cut from a similar mold as Manumaleuna. He's known more for his blocking, an area where the Bears could use help. Spaeth has never caught more than 17 passes in a season and had nine receptions for 80 yards in 14 games last year - his fourth with the Steelers. His agent, Neil Cornrich, did not return messages seeking comment.
Posted April 16, 2010
Spaeth signed a one-year tender with the Steelers on Friday.||||||| Spaeth will enter his fourth year with the Steelers after being drafted in the third round in 2007 out of Minnesota. He has 27 receptions for 195 yards and four touchdowns.
Posted Oct. 02, 2007
Spaeth, who has missed two games with a bruised quadriceps, is expected back Sunday against Seattle.||||||| The rookie tight end caught three passes for 15 yards and two touchdowns in two games before the injury.

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