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Steelers getting thin at tight end

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With a pair of tight ends still on the physically unable to perform list and veteran Matt Spaeth reportedly gone 8-10 weeks with a foot sprain, the Steelers are getting thin at tight end.

Heath Miller and David Johnson have not yet been cleared to practice, leaving the team with a gaggle of inexperience like Jamie McCoy, Nathan Overbay, Michael Palmer, David Paulson, and Peter Tuitupou.

Palmer arrived recently on waivers from the Seahawks, with John Rabe in turn being dropped.

At some point, the Steelers will need to look for veterans on whom they can rely until Miller, Johnson, and/or Spaeth return.

Anthony Becht!  Get in shape!

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22 Responses to “Steelers getting thin at tight end”
  1. blackngold4life says: Aug 10, 2013 12:05 PM

    All bad..Lucky its PRE-SEASON

  2. dybzinski10 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:28 PM

    LOL . Get used to the new basement dwellers.

  3. steeltownpride says: Aug 10, 2013 12:35 PM

    I am sure the Steelers will be watching the waiver wire for suitable replacements as the cut downs happen next week.

  4. historyisyourfriend says: Aug 10, 2013 12:59 PM

    @dybzinski10

    No room for us in the basement – its too crowded with Lombardi Trophies…

  5. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 10, 2013 1:05 PM

    historyisyourfriend says:
    Aug 10, 2013 12:59 PM
    @dybzinski10

    No room for us in the basement – its too crowded with Lombardi Trophies…
    ______________________________

    HAHA, nice!

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:25 PM

    LOL @ 6ringsofalongazztimeago

  7. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 10, 2013 1:57 PM

    How ironic, the Ravens are getting fat at TE, and RB, and WR, and DL, and…….

  8. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:08 PM

    Shouldv grabbed Vicanthe….(or whatever his name is this year. ) Now he will be a blast from the past in purple n black and torch you my friends!…..

  9. scoobies05 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:15 PM

    still doesnt solve your tight end issue. and why are u posting raven insults on a steeler thread. you are slipping

  10. modellforprez says: Aug 10, 2013 2:42 PM

    Anthony Becht stay outta shape cause you is aint coming to water street ya dig. now out of all those bums you mention one of them is that dude. David Paulson. he was gonna be used just as much as Spaeth they only dig spaeth cause he can block but so can paulson and he catches erything. he is a mini HEATH but there will he no Paaaaaaul after catches. just good job cuz now get back to the huddle money

  11. stillers1229 says: Aug 10, 2013 2:49 PM

    David Paulson has been fantastic for us so far. I’m not worried. Spaeth will be missed, but the next man up will take care of business, as always.

  12. eaglesbar says: Aug 10, 2013 2:57 PM

    they are going to suck this year sorry guys I think the browns have a better team at this point

  13. eaglesbar says: Aug 10, 2013 2:59 PM

    @historyisyourfriend use will have a lot of time to clean them when u are watching the playoffs

  14. blackcatnfl says: Aug 10, 2013 3:12 PM

    “You look thin at tight end,” said the Patriots.

  15. oldirtyman says: Aug 10, 2013 3:18 PM

    @eaglesbar

    You shouldn’t be talking about Lomardi Trophies, since the Eagles and their fans have no idea what one even looks like. Come back when your team has a QB that isn’t a dog serial killer!

  16. 13arod says: Aug 10, 2013 4:42 PM

    My steelers need to get tim tebow

  17. cannonballdookie says: Aug 10, 2013 4:49 PM

    There’s no reason for their TE depth chart to look that horrible when there are guys out there like Dallas Clark, David Thomas, Kevin Boss, and Randy McMichael. I know their best seasons are behind them but they’re still much better than all the training camp fodder they have at the position right now. Clark would be a very good fit. They can run two TE sets if Miller comes back later this season and have two extra weapons.

  18. southernsteelersfan says: Aug 10, 2013 4:52 PM

    It’s funny how our opponents fans come to a Steelers post and do all of their wining and crying with their jealousy based comments! As a Steelers fan I don’t look at posts concerning other teams. Why should I? I am a fan of the best team in the N.F.L. and my only concern is the health and well being of my team! The Steelers played in 3 Superbowls in 5 years and won 2 out of the three while the Eagles watched them! When did the dirty birds last make it to the play-offs? We’ll see the Steelers win # 7 before the Eagles make the play-offs again!! LOL!!!

  19. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 10, 2013 6:03 PM

    Ozzie took care of the Ravens’ tight end problem right away. Why the Steelers are still sitting on their hands begs a question that can only be answered with another dismal season sans playoffs.

  20. rajbais says: Aug 10, 2013 9:33 PM

    I like Anthony Becht, but ex-WVU players are overrated.

    They need pass catchers!!!

    Why not give Shockey a call?

  21. joewilliesshnoz says: Aug 10, 2013 11:08 PM

    So much for the Rooney way, bunch of bums . . .

  22. steelcurtainn says: Aug 11, 2013 10:18 AM

    Next man up. Paulson will do a good job until the others get back. Not gonna miss a beat.

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