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Chiefs release Tony Moeaki from injured reserve

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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.

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12 Responses to “Chiefs release Tony Moeaki from injured reserve”
  1. brooklynsduke says: Oct 24, 2013 1:56 AM

    patriots???

  2. bigearl61 says: Oct 24, 2013 2:07 AM

    Welcome to New England, mr. Moeaki..

  3. tuberippin says: Oct 24, 2013 2:09 AM

    I thought he was going to be very good before he tore his ACL. He could still be very useful to a number of teams in need of TEs.

  4. der6495 says: Oct 24, 2013 2:13 AM

    Even if he can’t play again this season, Ted Thompson is likely going to need to find a replacement for Jermichael Finley. Big bonus if he is able to play this year.

  5. packerbackersince71 says: Oct 24, 2013 3:08 AM

    … I presume they are making Room for Tony Gonzalez ??? …

  6. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 24, 2013 7:11 AM

    Talented player. He’ll get another chance.

  7. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Oct 24, 2013 7:37 AM

    Check yo self, Gantt. Jacobs scored 31 points in PPR leagues in Week 6.

  8. wildcatmo says: Oct 24, 2013 9:04 AM

    As a Chiefs fan, I’ll miss Tony, good receiver but just couldn’t stay healthy.

  9. jjackwagon says: Oct 24, 2013 10:46 AM

    The TE equivalent of McFadden. Good when on the field but can’t stay 0n-the-field.

  10. wfh88 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:12 AM

    Ability to stay healthy was the big question mark on Moeaki when they drafted him. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, that question has been clearly answered.

  11. BED MAN OKC says: Oct 24, 2013 11:16 AM

    We liked him a lot in KC. Especially after that awesome cath in the end zone on MNF vs San Diego

  12. godjamchiefs says: Oct 26, 2013 3:37 PM

    Uh Bed Man KC. that was jon baldwin tonys catch came against the 49ers

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