The Kansas City Chiefs ended Tony Moeaki’s chances of playing for them this season when they put him on injured reserve as part of the team’s final cuts. Now they are officially parting ways with the former third-round pick.
Moeaki and the Chiefs have agreed on an injury settlement, according to NFP.
Now that the two sides have come to terms on a deal, Moeaki will be released and once he clears waivers will be free to sign with any team in the league.
The tight end fought back from off season knee surgery to look like he could be a factor in new coach Andy Reid’s offense. But as had been the case all too often during his career with the Chiefs, an injury sidelined Moeaki.
A fractured shoulder in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers ended his comeback and his time in Kansas City.
The NFP report says Moeaki could be ready to play as soon as Week 11 and if he proves healthy in workouts could be a hot commodity with playoff-caliber teams looking for depth.
Moeaki played two seasons with the Chiefs — with a full missed season in between — catching 80 passes in 30 games for 1,009 yards and four touchdowns.
Here’s hoping Moeaki can get healthy and continue his career (as long as it’s not in the AFC West!).