With Jimmy Graham now in Seattle, the Seahawks had no use for Tony Moeaki. So the free agent signed a contract Thursday with the Atlanta Falcons.
This is the second tight end signed Thursday by the Falcons, who added former Bronco Jacob Tamme earlier in the day.
Moeaki was signed by Seattle late last season as an injury replacement. He played in six games and started twice, with 134 yards and one touchdown.
This is not only a player tied to Dan Quinn, Atlanta's new coach who was in Seattle, but also front office executive Scott Pioli. Moeaki was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2010 draft out of Iowa. Pioli was Kansas City's general manager that year.
Moeaki was Tony Gonzalez's replacement in Kansas City. He started 15 games in 2010 and had 556 yards and three touchdowns. Moeaki then had a season-ending injury that kept him out all of the 2011 season. He returned to the Chiefs in 2012 and had 453 yards and one touchdown.
Another injury ruined a season for Moeaki as he fractured his shoulder in the 2013 preseason. He would play in two games for Buffalo late that season after Kansas City had released him.
Moeaki and Tamme will join Levine Toilolo as the three Atlanta tight ends for 2015. These two signings might eliminate a need for a tight end in the NFL Draft.
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