The Bears today announced they were retiring No. 89 and the last person to wear it, TE Matt Spaeth, said he was “extremely honored” by the decision.

“To know that the Bears were so appreciative of my efforts is really something else,” said Spaeth, now with the Steelers after playing for Chicago in 2011 and 2012. “I only caught three TD passes in my two seasons with the team, but I guess that’s all you need to make a name for yourself on a franchise that’s been so lacking in the tight end department for decades.”