NFL: Steelers sign TE Spaeth
PITTSBURGH -- Matt Spaeth is coming back to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers signed the free agent tight end on Monday, reuniting Spaeth with the club that selected him in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft. The 29-year-old Spaeth spent his first four seasons with the Steelers before moving on to Chicago, where he caught just 13 passes for 78 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games.
Ravens might not open at home
PHOENIX -- The Baltimore Ravens will get to celebrate their Super Bowl triumph again in their home stadium, maybe even while honoring the retired Ray Lewis. It just might not happen to open the next NFL season.
Downtown Baltimore will already be a busy place on Sept. 5, when the league planned to hold its traditional Thursday kickoff game hosted by the champions.
The Orioles have a night game at Camden Yards, which shares parking lots with the Ravens' home stadium.
Unless the Ravens and the NFL can get the Orioles to run a reverse and move the game to the afternoon or to another day -- without violating any Major League Baseball rules -- Joe Flacco and company could open on the road. So far, there's been no progress.