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Steelers sign TE Matt Spaeth

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The Steelers retain their third round draft pick from 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers are in a signing mood.

Just a few hours after announcing the team retained pending free agent Arthur Moats, they announced they'll keep veteran tight end Matt Spaeth as well.

Terms of the deal were not confirmed immediately upon the announcement.

Spaeth is one of the better blocking tight ends in the NFL, and his return in 2015 was expected due to the value he brings. He didn't likely sign for a huge sum, and his contributions fit well in the Steelers' zone running scheme.

From the Steelers:

Spaeth is entering his ninth NFL season, his seventh with Pittsburgh. He has played in 110 games during the regular season with 66 starts, and he has played in eight postseason games with seven starts.

In 2014, Spaeth recorded a career-long reception, a 33-yard touchdown versus Baltimore on November 2. He also helped block for Le'Veon Bell to rush for the fifth-highest single-season rushing total in team history (1,361).

Spaeth's career totals include 53 receptions for 410 yards with 10 receiving touchdowns during the regular season.