The Pittsburgh Steelers activated tight end Matt Spaeth from the injured reserve/designated to return list Saturday.
Spaeth, considered one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL, has been out since preseason with a foot injury.
Spaeth was drafted in the third round by the Steelers in 2007. He returned to Pittsburgh as a free agent this year after spending the previous two seasons with the Chicago Bears.
To make room for Spaeth on the 53-man roster, the Steelers waived tight end Richard Gordon. Gordon signed with Pittsburgh on Oct. 15. He was previously with the Oakland Raiders in 2011-12.