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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

Police will interview Roethlisberger in next 2-3 days

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Milledgeville, Ga., police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation expect to interview Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in connection with an alleged sexual assault in the next 2-3 days, representatives from both departments said Monday.

Steelers sign 49ers UFA WR Battle

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed 49ers UFA WR Arnaz Battle to a three-year contract on Monday.

Report: Steelers to sign UFA Bucs S Allen

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers will sign UFA Buccaneers S Will Allen to a three-year contract, ESPN.com reported on Monday.

Roethlisberger being investigated in connection with alleged sexual assault

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault, Milledgeville, Ga., police announced Friday.

AFC North team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
The Bengals needed a stretch-the-field wide receiver to pair with 32-year-old Chad Ochocinco, so they signed ex-Buccaneers UFA Antonio Bryant, as PFW examines the needs of each team, position by position, in a series that continues with the AFC North.

Multi-year deal for Hampton, tag for Reed reflect market conditions

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Steelers' willingness to give NT Casey Hampton, 32, a three-year contract extension and PK Jeff Reed the franchise tag reflects their value on the open market.

Steelers keeping very busy

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert had plenty to talk about at the Combine Thursday, acknowledging the signing of Pro Bowl NT Casey Hampton and the decision to franchise PK Jeff Reed.

Steelers place franchise tag on PK Reed

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
After agreeing to terms on a new contract with NT Casey Hampton, the Steelers announced Thursday that PK Jeff Reed has been designated as the team's franchise player.

Steelers, NT Hampton agree to new deal

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Steelers announced Thursday morning that NT Casey Hampton has agreed to a three-year deal with the team that will keep him with the club through 2012 without it having to use its franchise tag on him.

Reliving past Super Bowls in South Florida

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
With Super Bowl XLIV only a week away, Tom Danyluk looks back at the nine previous Super Bowls held in South Florida, focusing on a highlight or two, or an interesting anecdote, from each game.

Steelers have reasons to lean toward 'D' in draft

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Steelers have drafted more offensive players than defensive players in five of the last six drafts, but they could be more defensive-minded this year.

Insider: Steelers making uncharacteristic moves

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
After missing the playoffs a year following their Super Bowl triumph, the Steelers have fired some assistant coaches, moves that are unusual for the generally loyal franchise, says one NFL insider in "Audibles."

Doggett will have to earn his way on special teams for Steelers

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Special teams will be the ticket for CFL LB Derrick Doggett to make the Steelers' roster, but the way we hear it, he has a definite affinity for covering kickoffs and punts.

Steelers sign CFL LB Doggett

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed LB Derrick Doggett, a special-teams ace with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on Tuesday.

Steelers not without their share of positives on special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Although the Steelers' problems covering kickoffs played a role in their inability to make it back to the playoffs, the club did get some solid performances in the kicking game.

Steelers make coaching-staff changes, but Arians stays on

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
The first coaching-staff shake-up of head coach Mike Tomlin's three-year tenure in Pittsburgh occurred in the week after the Steelers completed a disappointing campaign, but the changes did not include offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Steelers fire two assistants

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers have fired special-teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky and OL coach Larry Zierlein, the club announced Thursday.

Steelers QB coach Anderson retires

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Steelers QB coach Ken Anderson has retired, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday.

Steelers hold off Dolphins, stay alive

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
A swarming Steelers defense sent two Miami quarterbacks to the sideline, including Pat White with a scary head injury, and the reigning Super Bowl champions averted a late collapse to beat the Dolphins 30-24 Sunday.

Steelers' Woodley dominant in second half of '09

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
After a slow start to the 2009 campaign, Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley has been a force in the second half of the season, notching 9½ sacks in his final seven games while also being stout vs. the run.

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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