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
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.