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.