The Kansas City Chiefs appear to have released former draft pick, TE Tony Moeaki.
Moeaki announced the release himself:
Well chiefs kingdom, it's been a pleasure. Best fans. Was starting to feel back to form. Bad timing for an inj. However…Challenge accepted
— Tony Moeaki (@TonyMoeaki81) August 31, 2013
Chiefs guard Jeff Allen let his now former teammate know that he would be missed:
RT “@TonyMoeaki81: Ill miss my teammates especially. Toughest part about this" We'll miss you to bro, Wishing you the best in the future
— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) August 31, 2013
I can’t say I didn’t see this coming for Moeaki. He came into the NFL with an injury stigma and hasn’t been able to shake it. Despite having a successful rookie season, Moeaki missed the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL, suffered in the preseason. He returned to action in 2012 and struggled to make an impact early in the year. Though he began playing better near the end of the season, Moeaki missed more time during the offseason program as he recovered from a knee scope. His latest injury was a fractured shoulder, which was going to cost him significant time in 2013.
It appears as though the new regime in Kansas City isn’t interested in waiting for Moeaki to heal.
Moeaki is certainly talented but in the NFL, if you aren’t on the field, you don’t have much value.
The Chiefs will be making more cuts later today. Stay tuned.