Matt Spaeth placed in IR-Designation to Return, Steelers activate OLB Terence Garvin from Practice Squad

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Spaeth was placed on IR-designation to return, while Terence Garvin was signed from the practice squad. WR Kashif Moore was signed to the Steelers practice squad.

The Steelers didn't plan to go into the 2013 season without their two top tight ends - Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth.

While Miller may be back in the next few weeks, Spaeth will definitely be out until after Week 6 at the earliest. The team placed him on the injured reserve-designated to return list Tuesday, a few weeks after Spaeth suffered a foot injury in practice.

With the free roster space, the Steelers activated linebacker Terence Garvin from their practice squad. WR Kashif Moore was signed in Garvin's place on the practice squad.

Garvin, a college safety and linebacker, will likely contribute via special teams, if he gets a game-day helmet.

The Steelers host the Tennessee Titans in the regular-season opener Sunday. Tennessee defeated the Steelers 26-23 last year in Tennessee, avenging a 38-17 beating the Steelers put on them in Pittsburgh in 2011.

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