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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

Chargers gain ground by dominating Chiefs

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Malcom Floyd and the Chargers remained alive in the AFC West race with a 31-0 win Sunday over the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs, who went nowhere without quarterback Matt Cassel.

Charles, Chiefs agree to extension

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs have agreed on a five-year, $32.5 million contract extension with $13 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com.

Cassel does not practice Friday, listed as doubtful

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chargers, meaning backup Brodie Croyle will likely start.

A method to Haley's fourth-down madness

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
Unlike many head coaches in the NFL, the Chiefs' Todd Haley has not been shy about going for it on fourth down. However, it's more than a gut feeling driving his decisions.

Chiefs QB Cassel undergoes appendectomy

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced that QB Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.

Chiefs finding new ways to win, getting help out West

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Pass defense had been the Achilles' heel of the Chiefs' defense this season, as opponents had been able to pile up yardage and make big plays against them through the air. That's what makes Sunday's events all the ...

Chiefs' strong secondary exacts revenge

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
After being blown out by the Broncos three weeks ago, an aggressive Chiefs defense held an explosive, big-play offense to a mere two field goals. It did so behind the strong play of one of the NFL's best young ...

Chiefs maintain AFC West lead, top Broncos

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles rushed for 116 yards and Matt Cassel threw a 3-yard pass to Leonard Pope for the only touchdown, leading Kansas City to a ragged 10-6 victory over Denver on Sunday.

Report: Chiefs filed tampering charges against Lions

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have filed tampering charges with the NFL against the Lions, according to a report by Fox Sports reporter Alex Marvez.

Smarter Cassel exceeding K.C.'s expectations

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Considering that the Chiefs only expect QB Matt Cassel to be a game manager, they are more than happy with his play throughout the 2010 season.

Chiefs sign CB Richardson

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Wednesday that they have signed CB Mike Richardson and released LB Justin Cole.

Report: Chiefs extend LS Gafford

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed LS Thomas Gafford to a contract extension, according to the Kansas City Star. Terms of the deal were not available.

Bowe knows the endzone

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
How much can a player improve in one offseason? Just ask Dwayne Bowe, who has gone from being a perennial fantasy dog to one of the most effective receivers in the league in only one season.

Bowe hauls in three TDs in Chiefs win

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles rushed for 173 yards and the Chiefs remained on top of the AFC West with a 42-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Chiefs' O-line struggles in short-yardage situations

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 2:39 a.m. ET
The lack of size among the Chiefs' offensive linemen is haunting the team when it has a short-yardage situation, according to AFC West Whispers.

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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