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Former KC Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki, Bills reach injury settlement

Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki pulled in a one-handed 18-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cassel in 2010 against San Francisco at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bills reached an injury settlement with Moeaki on Monday.
Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki pulled in a one-handed 18-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cassel in 2010 against San Francisco at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bills reached an injury settlement with Moeaki on Monday. The Kansas City Star

The Buffalo Bills have released former Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki after reaching an injury settlement with the fourth-year player.

Moeaki missed most of training camp due to an assortment of injuries and was been placed on the Bills reserve/injured list on Friday. The Bills were giving the oft-injured player a second chance after signing Moeaki late last season.

The Chiefs drafted Moeaki in the third round in the 2010 NFL Draft. He had a promising rookie season, catching 47 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns. But he spent all of the 2011 season on injured reserve because of a knee injury sustained during the preseason.

He returned in 2012 with 33 catches for 453 yards and one touchdown, but in 2013 he was injured again in the preseason, this time fracturing his shoulder.

The Chiefs waived Moeaki on Aug. 31, 2013, with an injury designation and was added to the injured reserve list.

On Oct. 23, the Chiefs and Moeaki reached an injury settlement.

In other moves Monday, Buffalo signed offensive guard D.J. Morell and running back Lonnie Pryor to the practice squad.

Morrell spent the preseason with St. Louis before being cut. Pryor was waived by Tampa Bay last week, and spent last season on the Buccaneers’ practice squad.

The Bills open the season at Chicago on Sunday.

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