Bears Continue Odd Free Agent Signings by Grabbing TE Spaeth

Wide Receiver.  Offensive Lineman.  Defensive Tackle.  Linebacker.  Those are the positions that you expected the Chicago Bears to go after when the Free Agent Frenzy started a couple of days ago.  So far, we’ve gotten a punter and a tight end.  Yes, a tight end.


Does the Matt Spaeth signing spell the end of Greg Olsen's days as a Chicago Bear?

Reports are surfacing that the Bears have agreed to terms with former Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth.  The Spaeth signing comes on the heels of reports that the Bears are shopping tight end Greg Olsen.  This would certainly indicate that #82′s days are numbered in Chicago.

Spaeth is more in the mold of a Mike Martz-type tight end – 6-7, 270 pound, hand-on-the-ground guy that specializes in run blocking and not as much on pass catching, where his highest reception total was 17 catches.

For better or worse, Mike Martz is putting his stamp on this offense, most likely at Greg Olsen’s expense.

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  • TomSchwarz

    Mike Martz is going to screw over this team by signing and cutting all these players and than leave the team to go elsewhere in 2 years. And we’ll have to pick up his pieces.

  • RobSchwarzJr

    Yup! Look at the teams he was a part of, St. Louis is still in shambles, Detroit is now finally turning it around but have been the laughing stock of the league for years now, and SF is hoping to turn it around with Harbaugh. This guy had a few good years in STL, but he causes more harm than good in my opinion!