Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki (88) against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Reserves — Tony Moeaki, Beau Gardner and Mickey Shuler
Tony Moeaki signed a one-year, $745,000 deal with the Falcons this offseason.
Moeaki’s career has slowed down after a promising start. During his rookie campaign in 2010, he caught 47 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2011 he suffered a season-ending injury during preseason, but returned in 2012 with 33 catches for 453 yards and a score.
Another injury ruled out his 2013 season before he landed with the Seahawks in 2014. He only suited up six times in Seattle, catching eight passes for 134 yards and a score.
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If Toilolo doesn’t improve, Moeaki could get a chance to feature, and the Falcons will hope he can return to the form he showed in his first couple of healthy seasons.
“(Shuler) has come back in, and he looks strong,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “We’ll get a better evaluation of him when we get into camp. I have a sense that he may really thrive as a blocker in this system. It will be interesting to see what he can do.”
Undrafted Beau Gardner will be used as a developmental piece behind them.
Tight end was a position of need heading into the offseason for the Atlanta Falcons. Have they done enough for the unit to improve? Let us know your thoughts.