The new-look Bears are starting to provide some extra hints of what they'll be like going forward. Per Jeff Dickerson at ESPN:
Filed to ESPNChicago: #Bears release veteran TE Matt Spaeth, per a league source.— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) March 13, 2013
You can read the rest of Dickerson's story about this right over here.
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Spaeth came to the Bears from Pittsburgh. In his two years in Chicago, he played in 31 games with 13 receptions, and 3 touchdowns. Often utilized as more of a blocking tight-end, Spaeth was never truly given a chance in Chicago to prove if he could be a 3 down type of TE, but he probably could be.
Spaeth was due a $500,000 roster bonus tomorrow, so the timing of this release is hardly surprising. He'll still count about $333,000 or so against the cap, but this release frees $1.625 million of cap space.
It also suggests that 2013 might hold more activity for last year's draft pick, Evan Rodriguez, as Emery would probably like to see his new players make the field more often.