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Steelers activate Spaeth; release Gordon

Posted Dec 7, 2013

The Steelers have activated tight end Matt Spaeth from the Reserve/Injured; Designated to Return List, the team announced today.

Spaeth was placed on the Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List on September 3, 2013, after he suffered a foot injury during the preseason. The seven-year veteran was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round (77th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft and played his first four seasons with the Steelers before spending the 2011-12 seasons with the Chicago Bears. Spaeth signed back with Pittsburgh this past offseason.

To make room on the roster, the Steelers released tight end Richard Gordon. Gordon signed with Pittsburgh on October 15, 2013, and has been inactive for seven games, including two he missed due to injury.