The Kansas City Chiefs reported Monday that tight end Tony Moeaki suffered a shoulder fracture during Saturday night’s preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team has no idea how long the star-crossed receiver will be out of action.
Moeaki, now entering his fourth year with the club, has fought. After a promising rookie year (47 catches, 556 yds, 3 TDs) in which he made the team’s signature iconic catch in the minds of most fans – a one-handed, diving touchdown grab against the San Francisco 49ers – Moeaki unfortunately blew out his knee in the final preseason game of 2011 and missed the entire season.
He returned in 2012 and played in 15 of 16 games, but like the rest of the offense last year not named Jamaal Charles, Moeaki never made much of an impact (33 catches, 453 yds, 1 TD).
During this off-season, the Chiefs signed free agent tight end, Anthony Fasano and drafted Travis Kelce so the loss of Moeaki might not hurt as much as it could have. But the Chiefs would like to have three productive tight ends at their disposal for every game. Now it’s up to Moeaki to get back on the field.
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