Moeaki was cut by the Bears on Saturday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The roster move comes as a bit of a surprise, as after a solid preseason, Moeaki was expected to be the backup tight end behind Zach Miller. Rob Housler and Khari Lee will likely be fighting for that spot now.
Moeaki (hamstring) caught his only pass target for six yards Saturday against the Chiefs.
Moeaki caught his pass with the first-team offense on the first drive of the third quarter. Based on his usage over the last two weeks, he appears on track to be Zach Miller's backup as the team's primary receiving option at tight end.
Moeaki suffered a left hamstring injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, WGN Radio's Adam Hoge reports.
The hamstring issue marred an otherwise solid night for the oft-injured Moeaki, who caught four passes for 28 yards on five targets while filling in for Zach Miller (concussion). Assuming the injury isn't too serious, Moeaki seems to be ahead of Khari Lee in the battle for the No. 2 tight end job.
Moeaki was signed by the Bears on Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Moeaki spent the latter portion of the 2015 season as a member of the Falcons, but never saw much action as he recorded just three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown on five targets throughout 11 games. Moeaki doesn't present much fantasy value at this point with fellow tight ends Zach Miller, Khari Lee, and Rob Housler on the Bears' roster as well.
Moeaki saved his best game for the final game of the season, catching two balls for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Saints.
Heading into the game, Moeaki had only caught one ball for 11 yards in 11 games with the Falcons. He was signed after Jacob Tamme suffered a concussion, but Tamme returned to the lineup and Moaeki was basically used as a blocker when he saw game action. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he may look for a new home as Tamme is still under contract for another year.
Tight end Tony Moeaki was signed by the Falcons on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
With Jacob Tamme (concussion) still recovering in the wake of a Week 4 absence, Moeaki could serve as the No. 2 tight end behind Levine Toilolo in Sunday's game against the Redskins.
A third-round draft pick back in 2010, Moeaki has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and he no longer possesses the high-end athleticism he had upon entering the league.
The Falcons announced they've signed tight end Tony Moeaki after earlier announcing the signing of tight end Jacob Tamme. Moeaki, 27, played in six games for the Seahawks last season, catching eight passes for 134 yards and a touchdown.
He hasn't made a big impact since 2012, when he had 33 grabs for 453 yards and a touchdown with Kansas City. Moeaki and Tamme join Levine Toilolo in Atlanta's tight end group.
Seahawks starting right tackle Justin Britt (knee) and safety Jeron Johnson (elbow) are questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.
Britt missed practice on Wednesday and practiced in full Thursday before participating in a limited fashion Friday. He'll be a gametime decision, and Alvin Bailey will be plugged into the starting lineup if Britt can't go, Pro Football Talk reports.
The team had four players listed as probable to face the Packers, including tight end Tony Moeaki (calf), center Max Unger (ankle), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (shoulder) and cornerback Tharold Simon (illness).
The Seahawks did not report any players as out, limited or did not participate on Thursday's practice report.
Seven players made the report, with all seven being listed as practicing in full. That group includes running back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related), tight end Tony Moeaki (calf), tackle Justin Britt (knee), center Max Unger (ankle), defensive end Michael Bennett (not injury related), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (shoulder) and safety Jeron Johnson (elbow).
Seattle is a 7 1/2-point favorite at home against Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game Sunday.
The Seahawks have listed Marcus Burley, Landon Cohen, Lemuel Jeanpierre, Jeron Johnson, Keavon Milton, Tony Moeaki, and Kevin Norwood as inactive for the team's Divisional Round game against the Panthers.
Johnson was the only player who was ruled out prior to the contest. Moeaki came into the game listed as questionable due to a calf injury. The other five players are healthy inactives.
The Seahawks have listed Jeron Johnson (elbow) out and tight end Tony Moeaki (calf) as questionable for Sunday's playoff opener against Carolina. The following players on Seattle's injury report were labeled as probable: Michael Bennett (not injury related), Demarcus Dobbs (ankle), Cooper Helfet (ribs), Jermaine Kearse (hamstring), Marshawn Lynch (back), Byron Maxwell (illness), Tharold Simon (shoulder) and Max Unger (knee, ankle).
Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki (calf) will be a gametime decision Saturday, coach Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times. Seattle is an 11-point home favorite over the Panthers.
Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki did not practice Wednesday due to a calf injury. He's a new addition to the injury report, and The News Tribune considers it significant because Moeaki's last four catches have gone for first downs.
Moeaki has made eight catches in six games, averaging 16.8 yards per grab.
Seattle is an 11-point home favorite over the Panthers in Saturday's divisional playoff game.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is active Week 17 against the Rams.
Lynch was listed as probable due to a back injury. He's been dealing with the issue all season, but has been able to play through it.
The club will also have Tony Moeaki and Russell Okung. Both players also came into the contest listed as probable.
Chris Matthews, who was listed as questionable, will also attempt to play. He's dealing with a hamstring injury.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable for Week 17 against the Rams.
Lynch was listed on the injury report with a back injury, but has been able to battle through the issue all season. He did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to put in a full practice on Friday.
The team should also have Tony Moeaki and Russell Okung. Both players were listed as probable on the final injury report.
Cooper Helfet, Chris Matthews, Tharold Simon and Max Unger are listed as questionable, and will be game-time decisions.
Both Demarcus Dobbs and Jermaine Kearse have already been ruled out for the contest.
Seahawks tackle Russell Okung was able to return to practice Tuesday after missing Week 16 with a chest injury. Tight end Tony Moeaki was also able to return to practice Tuesday after not playing against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury.
Center Max Unger remained sidelined, but may get some practice reps Wednesday as coach Pete Carroll said he is "touch and go," with knee and ankle injuries.
Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is not likely to return this week after leaving Week 16 with a hamstring injury.
The Seahawks have listed Max Unger, Demarcus Dobbs, Russell Okung, Chris Matthews, Kevin Norwood, Travian Robertson and Tony Moeaki as inactive Week 16 against the Cardinals.
Both Dobbs and Unger entered the contest listed as doubtful. Unger has been battling an ankle and knee injury. Dobbs also has an ankle issue. Moeaki was listed as questionable due to a shoulder injury. The other four players are considered healthy scratches.
The Seahawks have ruled tackle Russell Okung (chest) out for Sunday's game at Arizona. Center Max Unger (ankle) and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (ankle) were labeled as questionable. Tight end Tony Moeaki (shoulder) is the only player labeled questionable and is expected to be a game-day decision.
Meanwhile, the following players were labeled probable: Running back Marshawn Lynch (back), wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring), guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle) and tight end Cooper Helfet (ankle).
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Thursday, the team announced.
Last week, Lynch was able to take part in practice in a limited fashion Thursday after taking his customary day off Wednesday. This week, he's looking at two DNPs heading into Friday. Lynch was listed as probable in Week 15 but could be facing a questionable tag (or worse) in Week 16. If Lynch isn't able to play Sunday, the Seahawks would likely expand the roles of Robert Turbin and Christine Michael.
Joining Lynch on the sidelines for Thursday's practice were tackle Russel Okung (chest), guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle), center Max Unger (knee/ankle), tight end Tony Moeaki (shoulder), wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring) and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (ankle).
Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki is questionable to return Week 15.
Moeaki is dealing with a shoulder injury. Moeaki did not have a catch before leaving, but did receive two targets.