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Donnie Avery

Donnie Avery - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 06/12/1984
Birthplace Houston, TX
College Houston
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 2nd pick by Rams

Chiefs release long-time OG Waters

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
A fixture on the Chiefs' offensive line for more than a decade, Brian Waters was released on Thursday, the team announced.

Reports: Chiefs, Breaston agree to terms

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Chiefs agreed to terms with WR Steve Breaston, who will be reunited with his former offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

League reacts to lockout's end

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Owners, coaches and executives from around the league reacted Monday to the news that the lockout was over and that the 2011 season is about to begin.

Without Vrabel, Chiefs need an outside linebacker to step up

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
There are a lot of players vying for the OLB spot in the Chiefs' lineup vacated by the recently retired Mike Vrabel.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Long-term deal for Hali could be salary boost Chiefs need

Posted June 30, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Chiefs might need to add salary when free agency starts, and a way that might be done is signing OLB Tamba Hali to a long-term contract.

In Joplin, Chiefs find a calling

Posted June 28, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Chiefs players and managment were allowed to work together one day last week, in an effort to help re-build tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri.

AFC West best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC West who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Knowshon Moreno, Brandon Carr, Ryan Mathews and Lamarr Houston.

Sacks need to rise for Chiefs' DE duo

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
In order to remain atop the AFC West, the Chiefs' DE pairing of Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson will have to register more sacks than they did a season ago.

Chiefs, Eagles join teams against NFLCA brief

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
The Chiefs and Eagles joined a number of teams that have come forward to distance their coaching staffs from the NFL Coaches Association's brief that supported lifting the lockout.

Chiefs continue to support Joplin efforts

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Chiefs are continuing to support relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri after the harsh storms that nearly destroyed the city.

Lockout limbo: Chiefs report

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the Chiefs.

Cassel emerging as Chiefs' leader

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has become more of a leader for the team, both on the field and off it.

Losing weight could gain Chiefs' Powe playing time

Posted May 04, 2011 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
Jerrell Powe hasn't even met his Chiefs coaches but he has already been told by the team that he needs to shed some pounds.

Third-rounders will bring top impact for Chiefs

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
The Chiefs took OLB Justin Houston and DE Allen Bailey in the third round, and both should make a major impact to the team in 2011.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 13, 2013
Avery agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Kansas City, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the transaction had not been announced.||||||| The speedy wide receiver showed promise after the Rams selected him in the second round in 2008, but he missed the entire 2010 season with a knee injury. Avery spent last year with Indianapolis, where he caught a career-best 60 passes for 781 yards and three touchdowns in helping the Colts reach the playoffs.
Posted Dec. 03, 2012
Avery caught five passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, including the game-winner as time expired against Detroit.||||||| Avery is a respect No. 3 option for owners who are thin at WR, particularly in PPR formats.
Posted Sept. 17, 2012
Avery caught nine passes for 111 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Vikings.||||||| Avery tied his career high in receptions
Posted March 23, 2012
The Indianapolis Colts have signed Avery.||||||| The move completes a frantic day of change for the Colts, who lost center Jeff Saturday to Green Bay and tight end Jacob Tamme to Denver, traded for quarterback Drew Stanton and lost offensive lineman Ryan Diem, who retired.
Posted Sept. 28, 2011
The Tennessee Titans have placed receiver Kenny Britt on injured reserve and signed Donnie Avery to fill his spot on the roster. The Titans announced the moves Wednesday just before practice.||||||| Britt tore both his ACL and MCL in his right knee during last week's 17-14 win over Denver. He will need surgery within the next two weeks to repair the damage, but the injury left Tennessee (2-1) with only four receivers on the roster. The 5-foot-11 Avery was a second-round pick in 2008 out of Houston by St. Louis. He had 100 catches for 1,263 yards and eight touchdowns but missed the 2010 season after tearing his right ACL in an exhibition game.

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