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

Tony Moeaki Parts Ways With Chiefs…Again

The Kansas City Chiefs have permanently cut ties with veteran tight end, Tony Moeaki who fractured his shoulder scapula during the preseason.

The Chiefs front office originally released the oft injured Moeaki on August 31st after he was hurt following the final preseason game. However, since he was injured when he was released and wasn’t claimed on waivers by another team, he reverted back to the Chiefs roster on injured reserve.

According to this report by National Football Post, the team has reached an injury settlement with Moeaki and has waived him from their injured reserve list. He will now go to the waiver wire and be eligible to be signed by another team. The report says he will be healthy and ready to play by week 11, so he could be a viable option, albeit a risky one, for a team needing tight end help.

Moeaki was drafted by the Chiefs with the 93rd overall pick in the 2010 draft out of Iowa. After a hot and cold rookie season, he sat out the 2011 season as one of the “ACL Trio” along with Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry.

Although Tony never materialized into the replacement for the other Tony, he will probably be most remembered for his leaping, one handed catch in the back of the end zone against the San Francisco 49ers his rookie year. He ends his Chiefs career with 80 catches for 1,009 yards and four touchdowns.

Good luck, Tony. We here at Arrowhead Addict wish you well.


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  • ArrowFan

    Someone will pick him up. To much talent not to.

  • Mike Arnold

    Such good talent whose body betrayed him. If he could have stayed healthy the sky would have been the limit for him. Wish him nothing but the best (except if he ever plays against my beloved chiefs).

  • Deaudrey Dre-Mac MacDonald

    He’ll be a Patriot soon they need help at tightend

    • toperspective

      So do my Chiefs.

  • Arrowhead Magic

    It’s a shame he was injury prone, he was quite talented. Wish him all the best.

  • toperspective

    It would be interesting to know the financial numbers for the Chiefs on this move. If he really would be ready to play in week 11, the Chiefs could have used some help at TE.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, Jimmy Graham surely would have helped.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Officially this time.

  • Fasteddie

    I have a thought: Moeaki was on injured reserve (so correct me if i’m wrong) that means he could not be activated to play for the Chiefs for the rest of the year, right? But if they waive him and he’s ready to go by week eleven could they not resign him to the active roster so he would be able to play for the Chiefs this year? Maybe ?

  • ladner morse

    Good luck Tony.