Chiefs release Tony Moeaki from injured reserve

AP

The Kansas City Chiefs released tight end Tony Moeaki with an injury settlement from injured reserve on Wednesday.

A third-round selection by the Chiefs in 2010, Moeaki was placed on injured reserve in August after fracturing his shoulder. It’s the second time he’d landed on injured reserve in four seasons in Kansas City. He also missed the entirety of the 2011 season with a knee injury.

When he was on the field, Moeaki proved to be a decent receiving option for the Chiefs. He caught 47 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie and 33 passes for 453 yards and a touchdown last season. He’s played in 30 games during his tenure in Kansas City.

If Moeaki gets healthy enough to play again this season, he will be free to sign with any team as a free agent.