Bills cut RB Choice, sign TE Moeaki

  • Tad Johnson

Most of the time, when a team is 4-8 and basically out of the playoff race, there is a slow-down of roster moves made as the offseason is prepared for and the rest of the season is played out.

Will Moeaki make a difference in Buffalo? (Photo courtesy www.zimbio.com)

Will Moeaki make a difference in Buffalo?
(Photo courtesy www.zimbio.com)

Apparently no one told that to the Buffalo Bills.

Today the Bills released veteran running back Tashard Choice, who had been the third string back behind Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller.  In just over two seasons with Buffalo he had rushed for 471 yards and a two touchdowns at an average of 3.4 yards per carry.

Choice originally joined the Bills off waivers on November 23, 2011. He joined the NFL as fourth round draft pick in 2008 with the Dallas Cowboys.

On the same day that Choice was served his walking papers, the Bills signed former Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki. Moeaki was a highly touted draft prospect in 2010 from the University of Iowa but has been hampered by injuries. He had a promising rookie year with 47 receptions for 556 yards and three touchdowns, but missed the next year with a season-ending knee injury and was put on IR. In 2012 he played in 15 games, posting 33 catches for 453 yards and a single score.

In the Chiefs’ preseason finale this year he suffered a fracture shoulder and was waived-injured. He eventually was transitioned to Kansas City’s injured reserve list, but negotiated an injury settlement with the club on Oct. 23rd making him a free agent. He has now signed with a Buffalo team who may have some questions at tight end. After TE Scott Chandler fumbled the ball in overtime in a loss against Atlanta, one has to wonder what his future with the team is.

Buffalo and head coach Doug Marrone certainly aren’t shying away from making moves despite it being so late in the season. Personally, I think this is a good move. At no point should a team become stagnant and stop making moves to try and improve.

What do you think?
Was this a good move for Buffalo?
Will Moeaki kick the injury bug with the Bills?

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