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Bears letting go of Matt Spaeth

Matt Spaeth

The Bears have cut tight Matt Spaeth, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reported Wednesday.

According to Dickerson, Spaeth was to receive a $500,000 roster bonus on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Spaeth played 31 games in two seasons with Chicago, catching 13 passes for 78 yards and three TDs in that span.

Spaeth’s appeal to other clubs figures to stem from his blocking. Pro Football Focus graded Spaeth as the NFL’s top run blocker at tight end in 2012.

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22 Responses to “Bears letting go of Matt Spaeth”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 13, 2013 1:28 PM

    “tight Matt Spaeth,” huh?

  2. lcplspieker says: Mar 13, 2013 1:29 PM

    no, say it isn’t so. Spaeth was the only bright spot at a dull postion. I bet Forte isn’t happy!

  3. ftomasic1961 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:31 PM

    come back to pittsburgh.

  4. thetechnocrat says: Mar 13, 2013 1:31 PM

    “The Bears have cut tight Matt Spaeth, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reported Wednesday.”

    Hmmm, how do you know he’s tight?

  5. whatnojets says: Mar 13, 2013 1:38 PM

    Welcome to The New York Jets!

  6. rextraordinaire says: Mar 13, 2013 1:38 PM

    I liked to pretend that his name was actually Matt Space, and that the announcer just has a really bad lisp. It helped me get through a 3-and-out without getting too angry

  7. howiehandles says: Mar 13, 2013 1:39 PM

    What’s your fondest memory of the Matt Spaeth era in Chicago?

  8. dfeltz says: Mar 13, 2013 1:45 PM

    Matt Spaeth is clearly in the top half of second string TE’s. For whatever that is worth – which isn’t 500k.

  9. chadman128 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:47 PM

    Biggest problem with this guy is when he’s in the game the other team knows you’re going to run. Hell of a blocker though.

  10. bearsfan4life says: Mar 13, 2013 1:47 PM

    He had a great TD catch last season in the corner of the endzone.

    The End

  11. armchairqb says: Mar 13, 2013 1:50 PM

    Welcome to the Giants, Mr. Spaeth.

  12. thevza says: Mar 13, 2013 1:52 PM

    500k for arguably the best blocker on the team last year isn’t that much. Not like the Bears are that deep at TE or anything, even with Brandon Marshall’s other brother.

  13. radrntn says: Mar 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    well we might have a loose position for him

  14. deezrutz says: Mar 13, 2013 1:58 PM

    That tight, tight little Matt Spaeth.

  15. drinkdabeers says: Mar 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    Bennett & Rodriguez > Davis & Spaeth.

    Although Spaeth played well when he was targeted, and was an excellent blocker, Martellus Bennett should be able to make the same blocks while also adding a threat to the passing game.

    Someone will sign this man.

  16. jtm12180 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:06 PM

    He’ll be a Steeler by tomorrow…we desperately need depth at TE

  17. blackngold4life says: Mar 13, 2013 2:39 PM

    Ill take Spaeth before that other Bears TE..come back to the Burgh Bruh!

  18. larrydavid7000 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:50 PM

    1st of all who the hell is this player. 2nd this is news worthy and who cares.!!!!!!

  19. louiespoon says: Mar 13, 2013 3:00 PM

    They still have Kyle Adams and Evan Rodriguez….

  20. larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 3:12 PM

    lcplspieker says: Mar 13, 2013 1:29 PM

    “no, say it isn’t so. Spaeth was the only bright spot at a dull postion. I bet Forte isn’t happy!”

    You do know they signed Martellus Bennett, right?

  21. chi01town says: Mar 13, 2013 5:13 PM

    cap space worries me in Chicago I dont know if the Bears should keep
    Urlacher or Hester but if they let Urlacher leave they should trade Hester for a draft pick and free up his 9 million in cap space

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:48 PM

    This should clear up some cap spaeth.

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