Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki has battled injuries throughout his short career. He was poised to enter the 2013 season healthy, but he recently suffered a fractured shoulder. As a result, he’s out indefinitely, and the Chiefs weren’t willing to be patient with the former third-round pick. Moeaki sent out his farewell via Twitter, and hours later the Chiefs made the cut official. Well chiefs kingdom, it's been a pleasure. Best fans. Was starting to feel back to form. Bad timing for an inj. However...Challenge accepted — Tony Moeaki (@TonyMoeaki81) August 31, 2013 After being selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Moeaki caught 47 passes in his rookie campaign. It appeared the Chiefs had a productive tight end that they could plug in for years to come, but then the injuries began. Moeaki suffered a torn ACL in the preseason of 2011, cutting short his campaign before it even began. He did go on to catch 33 passes for 435 yards and one touchdown last season, but he remained on the bubble heading toward the end of camp. It’s not clear if he would have survived without injuring his shoulder, but it appears the fractured shoulder could have been his final blow. Moeaki remained upbeat in his tweet, but it can’t be easy to have your job eliminated, likely due to an injury. He’s young enough that he should be able to latch on elsewhere eventually, as he’s proven a productive player in the past when healthy. Without Moeaki, the Chiefs move forward with Anthony Fasano and rookie Travis Kelce as their top two tight ends. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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