Tight end Tony Moeaki today signed with Atlanta, the seventh player who was with the Seahawks last year to sign elsewhere since the free agent signing period began March 10.
The Atlanta Falcons today signed free agent tight end Tony Moeaki, who played six games for the Seahawks last year after being signed at mid-season when injuries hit the position hard.
Moeaki caught eight passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, that coming against the team with which he began his career, the Kansas City Chiefs.
He was an unrestricted free agent and the writing was on the wall that he was not in Seattle’s plans when the Seahawks re-signed Anthony McCoy and then traded for Jimmy Graham, giving the team five tight ends on its roster (the others being Luke Willson, Cooper Helfet and RaShaun Allen).
Moeaki will be reunited in Atlanta with former Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who is now the head coach of the Falcons. He’s the third player with Seattle ties to sign with the Falcons in recent weeks, the others being defensive end O’Brien Schofield and offensive lineman Jared Smith (Smith was drafted by Seattle in 2013 but never played in any games for the Seahawks).
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Moeaki also becomes the seventh player who was with the Seahawks last year to sign with another team since the free agent signing period began March 10.
The others are: Schofield, OL James Carpenter (Jets), CB Byron Maxwell (Eagles), LB Malcolm Smith (Raiders), S Jeron Johnson (Washington) and WR Bryan Walters (Jaguars).