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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 C Pouncey hurt on first play from scrimmage

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
C Maurkice Pouncey injured his right leg on the Steelers' first offensive play from scrimmage against the Titans Thursday night.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Steelers top Eagles in Mendenhall's return

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Shaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Steelers to a 16-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday

Harrison's return adds to Steelers' pass-rush punch

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
ROLB James Harrison's return could be just what the Steelers' pass rush needs. 

Key matchup: Eagles pass rush vs. Steelers pass protection

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
In his last game against Philadelphia, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked eight times in defeat. Needless to say, the Steelers can't let this happen again Sunday.

NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
While the Steelers rested in Week Four, the Bengals and Ravens pulled further ahead in the AFC North.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
In this week's AFC North Spin cycle, we explore the Ravens' soaring passing game and the Steelers' struggling pass rush. 

Raiders rally past Steelers to get first win

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play as the Raiders beat the Steelers 34-31 on Sunday.

Roethlisberger shining on third downs

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Steelers’ ability to convert on third downs is a strength, and QB Ben Roethlisberger has much to do with it.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
We take a closer look at the AFC North with two games in the books.

Steelers stymie Jets in 27-10 win

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns and the Steelers smothered the lifeless Jets in the second half of a 27-10 victory on Sunday.

Jets' Revis, Keller, Thomas ruled out for Sunday

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Jets will be without CB Darrelle Revis, TE Dustin Keller and OLB Bryan Thomas for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

Heinz Field getting 3,000 new seats

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Steelers will add 3,000 seats to Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Recalling the Steelers' last 0-2 start

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
The Steelers haven't started 0-2 since 2002. Can the 2012 Steelers avoid that fate? Probably, though the Jets will be tough, writes Mike Wilkening.

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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