Former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki has found a new home, inking a deal with the Buffalo Bills.
Moeaki was a third-round pick of the Chiefs in 2010 and quickly made an impact. As a rookie he caught 47 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns. After missing the next season with a torn ACL, he bounced back last year to pick up 453 yards on 33 catches in 15 games.
Unfortunately for the former Iowa star, he got a late start with the Chiefs new regime as he recovered from offseason knee surgery.
Just as he was starting to establish himself during the preseason, Moeaki fractured his shoulder in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and landed on season-ending injured reserve as part of final cuts.
With Moeaki ready to return in October, he and the team reached an injury settlement and after he cleared waivers was free to sign with any team. He’ll join a Bills team that won’t be in the playoffs, but will give him a chance to earn a spot for next season when Buffalo could be without free-agent-to-be Scott Chandler.
Always a hard worker that showed the potential to be a major force, here’s hoping Moeaki can stay healthy. If he can, then there won’t be a return trip to the unemployment line this offseason.