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Steelers activate Spaeth from IR

Spaeth AP

The Steelers need some help on the offensive line.  They’ll get some Sunday, sort of.

Matt Spaeth, regarded as one of the top blocking tight ends in the NFL, has been activated from the injured reserve list.

A third-round pick of the Steelers in 2007, he returned in 2013 via free agency after spending two seasons in Chicago.  Spaeth suffered a foot injury in the preseason.

The addition of Spaeth to the active roster required a corresponding roster move.  Tight end Richard Gordon has gotten the heave ho.

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17 Responses to “Steelers activate Spaeth from IR”
  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 7, 2013 5:06 PM

    Most underrated tight end in the league. Glad to have him back.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 5:12 PM

    49 receptions in five seasons (less than 10 catches per season)

    353 yards in five seasons (less than 4 yards per game)

    Yeah… nobody is more underrated than a guy who averages less than 4 yards per game.

    LOL!!!

  3. drone501 says: Dec 7, 2013 5:13 PM

    too little too late im afraid.

  4. scoobies05 says: Dec 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    even though he is a steeler, i like that guy. glad to see he was able to make it back.

  5. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 7, 2013 5:51 PM

    When are they going to activate Tomlin?

  6. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 7, 2013 6:16 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Dec 7, 2013 5:51 PM
    When are they going to activate Tomlin?

    2 0
    Report comment. You posted this on two threads….confused on where you are trolling?

    Funny part is the pro raven moderators let you do it.

  7. iamozzie says: Dec 7, 2013 7:18 PM

    “Joemontanaflacco says:
    Dec 7, 2013 5:51 PM
    When are they going to activate Tomlin?”

    As a key figure with the Ravens, I can only apologize so many times for clowns like Joemontanaflacco who pretend to be a Raven fan when he is really a wanna b STEELER fan. We do have good fans but he definitely is not a true one.

  8. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 7, 2013 7:45 PM

    “As a key figure with the Ravens, I can only apologize so many times for clowns like Joemontanaflacco who pretend to be a Raven fan when he is really a wanna b STEELER fan. We do have good fans but he definitely is not a true one.”

    HI RAVANATOR!!

  9. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 7, 2013 7:48 PM

    “Funny part is the pro raven moderators let you do it.”

    Paranoid much?

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:00 PM

    The Steeler’s great march continues…..

    To their couches to watch the playoffs and Super Bowl from.

  11. citizenstrange says: Dec 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    Christmas comes early! The Steelers were pretty shrewd putting a fourth string TE on the IR designated to return list for the first 12 games of the season!

  12. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 7, 2013 9:21 PM

    iamozzie, you’re off base. No way jmf is a closet Steeler fan. That would be ravanator, trying to pretend to be a ravens fan. But you know that of course, as jmf properly referenced.

  13. beachsidejames says: Dec 7, 2013 10:06 PM

    Looking to get some pass protection with Vernon and Wake coming in tommorrow. Dolphins are on the verge of elimination and can only beat Pittsburg if they can get to the QB.

  14. apkyletexas says: Dec 7, 2013 10:14 PM

    Should be able to help Mike Adams handle those back-side rushes a bit.

    The real question is how well Cody Wallace will do in his first start at center.

    I can’t recall ever losing 2 starting centers in the same season, and neither Pouncey nor Velasco was old or particularly injury-prone. Weirdest season in about 25 years – the center position is a disaster, but for once the QB is healthy.

  15. originalsteelcurtain says: Dec 7, 2013 10:21 PM

    Speaks volumes about the TE position in the NFL if Matt Spaeth is considered “one of he best blocking TE’s”.

    He is an adequare blocker at best, and a non-factor in the passing game.

    Since the current back-up Dennis Paulsen may be the worst blocking TE in the league, Spaeth does represent an upgrade.

  16. bballnut50 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:54 PM

    Another great Golden Gopher!! Ski-U-Mah!!

  17. beachsidejames says: Dec 7, 2013 11:02 PM

    Right about that center posistion. Rothlesberger is tough as nails and it seems to fall on his shoulders again. Phins haven’t won in cold weather in a thousand years. So of I’ll go against the odds. Fins 23 steelers 13.

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