Report: Matt Spaeth out 8-10 weeks
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The Steelers are officially hurting at tight end following the injury to Matt Spaeth, writes Jamison Hensley. Blog
The Steelers signed Spaeth this offseason in hopes he would fill in for Heath Miller, who is on the physically unable to perform list with a knee injury. Spaeth was carted off the field Wednesday and was diagnosed Friday with a lisfranc sprain, a dislocation of a bone in the middle of the foot.
Without Miller and Spaeth, the only healthy tight end with any extensive NFL experience on the Steelers is David Paulson. A 2012 seventh-round pick, Paulson made seven catches for 51 yards in 16 games as a rookie.
The other tight ends on the roster are: Jamie McCoy, who has played in one NFL game (last season with the Steelers); Peter Tuitupou, an undrafted rookie out of San Jose State; and John Rabe, an undrafted rookie out of Minnesota.
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