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.
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.