November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki (81) runs after a pass reception against Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Cut Tony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki has been cut by the Kansas City Chiefs, according to his twitter account.



Moeaki was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft, and has had injury issues for most of the time he has been a Chief. He missed the entire 2011 season due to a torn ACL, and will miss most of this season with a fractured shoulder.

He will also be remembered for what tight ends the Chiefs did not draft in 2010. Then general manager Scott Pioli selected Moeaki with the 93 pick in the draft over Aaron Hernandez (4th round, pick 113), Jimmy Graham (third round, pick 95), and Dennis Pitta (fourth round, 114th pick). Rob Gronkowski (second round, pick 41) and Jermaine Gresham (first round, pick 21) were also selected in that draft.

Kansas City has lacked adequate weapons in the passing game at tight end since the trade of Tony Gonzalez, and will now have to move forward with Anthony Fasano and rookie Travis Kelce this season. Moeaki could have provided much needed depth at the position if he could have stayed healthy.


Undrafted rookie Demetrius Harris and one-year vet Kevin Brock are the remaining tight ends who could be fighting for Moeaki’s spot on the roster. However, it is likely the Chiefs may look to someone who is cut this weekend by another team to try to fill the void.

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