Steelers Bring Back Matt Spaeth


The Steelers are willing to bring back a player for a second stint.

And now, we can Matt Spaeth to the list of Pittsburgh returnees.

SteelersSpaeth has agreed on a contract with the Steelers, ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson reported Friday night. The Bears released the 28-year-old Spaeth on Wednesday.

A third-round pick of the Steelers in 2007, Spaeth played four seasons with Pittsburgh before signing with Chicago.

A strong run blocker — he was the best in the league at his position in this category per Pro Football Focus in 2012 — Spaeth improves the Steelers’ tight end depth. Heath Miller, one of the AFC’s top all-around tight ends, is recovering from multiple torn knee ligaments suffered last December, including an ACL.

Earlier in the offseason, the Steelers added cornerback William Gay, a fifth-round pick in 2007 who had been released by Arizona. They also re-signed inside linebacker Larry Foote and wideout Plaxico Burress, who are also in their second go-arounds with the Steelers.

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