December 02, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki (81) runs the ball as Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) attempts the defense in the second half of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking News: Chiefs' TE Tony Moeaki Out With Fractured Shoulder

Yesterday during Andy Reid’s press conference the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach indicated that Tony Moeaki had a hurt shoulder. Reid indicated that Moeaki would be evaluated today. Those evaluations have come back, and the news wasn’t good.

As reported by Chris Wesseling at NFL’s Around the League, Moeaki is out indefinitely with a fractured shoulder. This injury apparently occurred during the Chiefs’ 26-20 overtime win in Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

Drafted in third round in 2010, Moeaki had a decent rookie season before becoming one of the “ACL Trio” in his sophomore season. Highly anticipated for his return last year, he failed to impress and was less than mediocre. He’s been holding down the third TE position on the new regime’s depth chart thus far in 2013.

As of this posting the Chiefs have yet to make a roster move with him, such as placing him on injured reserve. Though, that would be a likely landing spot for him. Of course, this injury could have made the decision easy for Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey as to who the next cut will be. Whatever the case, we here at AA wish Tony the speediest of recoveries.

Whichever way this shakes out, Travis Kelce all eyes are on you.                

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  • Norman Gunn

    Looking at Reid’s offense I would be surprised if we went with 2 TE’s with one pracitice squad. I keep getting the feeling he wants an extra roster spot for a WR, and that spot could be taken away from TEs.

  • berttheclock

    Meanwhile, Jimmy Graham is……………………..

    • Jason Seibel

      Don’t remind us…ugh…

      • berttheclock

        That was the main problem with Pioli. Not so much who he took, but, who he left on board for others.

        • Jason Seibel

          Can you say, Russell Wilson?

          • Bizoza

            The guy wasn’t some house hold name, infact I didn’t hear anyone even so much as mention him before that draft. Pioli was awful, but that wasn’t one I blamed him for as much as was just amazed that Seattle saw enough in him to draft him. I see this name come up all too often as if its some huge mistake, but hindsight is 20/20, and predicting the future is not nearly as easy as its made out to be. This is one that needs to be let go.

  • cd3382

    This guy is a walking injury waiting to happen…good grief!

  • berttheclock

    Jason, I was going to post this question to you on the “Stanzi” thread, but, did you know Tom Landry had flown B-17s over Germany in WWII? I did not know that until I was reading about the development of the B-17s. There was a movie from 1938 on TCM, yesterday, which showed 13 bombers. In researching what they were, I discovered they were the early version of the B-17s. In reading through the history of that plane, I read about Tom Landry and his exploits. His brother had been lost in the Atlantic while flying one to England. Sorry for this off thread comment, but, as you are in the Air Force and very much involved with the game of football, I just thought you might have known about Landry.

    • Jason Seibel

      I didn’t know that. That’s a really cool piece of history though. Thanks for sharing!

  • Doc

    All the best to Moeaki, but it is time to move on from him. This is a production business and he cannot be counted on to be there week after week for the team. Tough break but sometimes you just have to move on and this is a great opportunity to do so. Go Chiefs!

  • berttheclock

    Does this create a possibility of Demetrious Harris moving up? If placed on the practice squad, he might be “swooped” up very quickly.

    • Jason Seibel

      That’s my hope. I’ve been thinking 3 TE’s from the jump. Smith loves his TE’s as short options…can you say Davis and that other guy in SF?

      • berttheclock

        Did you read Bill Williamson’s latest (ESPN) about GB fielding offers for Brian Bostick, the former basketball player? He has made 3 catches in preseason for GB and GB is loaded at TE.

      • KCMikeG

        I was hopeful for Harris too but the guy can’t catch. Zero catches won’t help you make the team. Brock has out played him so far. What happened to Shiancoe? He was Great for the Vikes and then disappeared just getting cut by the Ravens because Dickson is healthy.

        • ArrowFan

          I like Brock as well he just looks big and moves well.

  • disqus_Rxx0EqDtqU

    We should pick up Leonard “the child saver” Pope. He was just released from the Bears this morning. He would not be a bad second/third option and I would feel comfortable going in a pool again.

    • berttheclock

      Pope’s biggest problem was not getting into position for blocking, then, reaching out. He cost the Chiefs 1st downs as a result. Phil Emory, their GM, who was formerly with the Chiefs gave both Pope and Gabe Miller a shot this summer and his coaches ended up cutting both of them.

  • Kyle King

    Moeaki just wants to collect a check while sitting on a bench. He has no desire… Cut this bum. I don’t care if this injury is his fault or not. Regardless, he’s an injury magnet. Go find your friend Stanzy ( I don’t even know if I spelled his name right )

    • Jim Harper

      You didn’t and I don’t think he is a bum. Really?

  • Michael Shaw

    Moeaki might want to take this as a sign that he needs to retire from football and either coach or do whatever his college degree is in as his career. I doubt he is with the team after he is put on the IR for his second time in 4 seasons. Sucks to have that kind of potential and lose out to injuries. I feel for the kid.

  • Patriot42

    I believe the Chefs should cut Moeaki and move on as this guy who is talented but not able to stay healthy. He could stay on as a knot on a log contributing little but not wanting him to leave and catch on with another team in the AFC West.

  • Calchiefsfan

    I’m a big Moeaki fan and was hoping that he would make a comeback this year in Reid’s offense. I have to concede that a lot of guys on this site called it, Moeaki is just to injury prone. Time to move on.

    Kelce should be a beast once he starts catching the ball, (rookie jitters). Reid will be running a lot of two tight end sets so they need 3 tight ends on the roster. Hopefully D Harris is up to the task. Opportunity knocks.

  • Jim Harper

    Moeaki is in the final year of his contract so placing him on IR opens a roster spot w/o making him available to another team. Hopefully this gives Harris a roster spot. He is a project but one that is worthwhile

    • Jason Seibel

      That’s actually a really good point, Jim.

      • Jim Harper

        Thanks Jason. Every once in a while I get lucky :)

  • BurtGummer44

    Brokeaki is almost as brittle as Brody Croyle.

  • chief4ever

    Everyone likes Tony. Everyone knew he was injury prone when Pioli drafted him. Please do not use a roster spot on him. Tony – Best Wishes from all the ChiefsNation. Go Chiefs !

  • oldchiefsfan

    I think it’s time to say goodbye to Moeaki. Moeaki has shown promise but he has spent way too much time injured. Kelce should be fine once he gets past the rookie jitters.

    • ArrowFan

      Keep him on IR for the rest of the season and give him more shot all be a slim one next year. As long as it isn’t sucking up a roster spot does it hurt anything to keep him around another year?