Steelers Place TE Matt Spaeth On IR-Designated-To-Return List; Promote LB Terence Garvin
As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed injured tight end Matt Spaeth on the injured reserve list Tuesday with the designated to return tag. Spaeth, who is still only about four weeks removed from his Lisfranc surgery, must now miss at least the first eight weeks of the season. He can begin practicing with team after the first six weeks, however.
The Spaeth move opened up a spot on the Steelers 53 man roster and the team filled it by promoting linebacker Terence Garvin from the practice squad. Garvin, who went undrafted out of West Virginia this past April, is currently being worked as both an inside and outside linebacker. The Steelers originally only kept four inside linebackers on their 53 man roster so the promotion of Garvin makes perfect sense.
To fill the open spot on the practice squad, the Steelers brought back wide receiver Kashif Moore, who originally signed with the team back in late January. Moore saw limited action during the preseason.