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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

McClain won't speak to media until Raiders sell out

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Raiders rookie MLB Rolando McClain broke his media silence on Monday, but only to make a plea for Raiders fans to fill Oakland Coliseum.

Chiefs’ RB duo an unstoppable force

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The 2010 season's best backfield tandem resides in Kansas City, which is proving again that two rushers can have ample value on one team.

Succop's FG in OT lifts Chiefs over Bills 13-10

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles rushed for 177 yards on 22 carries and Ryan Succop kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to lift the Chiefs to a 13-10 victory over the winless Bills on Sunday. 

Chiefs' Bowe quietly emerging as star

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
It might not have shown in the numbers until recently, but this has been a different year for Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe.

Chiefs sign veteran LB Simoneau

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
The Chiefs signed veteran LB Mark Simoneau on Wednesday and released DE Atiyyah Ellison.

Johnson defensive playmaker Chiefs had been missing

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Head coach Todd Haley must be happy that he finally got on the same page as ILB Derrick Johnson this offseason, because his reinsertion of Johnson into the starting lineup has ignited the Chiefs' defense.

Bowe, Chiefs’ passing game coming alive

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
It took longer than his owners had hoped, but Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is finally starting to live up to his lofty potential.

Chiefs run all over Jags in 42-20 win

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson returned an interception for a score and Matt Cassel threw two touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe leading Kansas City to a 42-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Faith in DE depth allows Chiefs to deal Magee

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
We hear that the Chiefs' reasons for shipping DE Alex Magee to Tampa Bay at the NFL trade deadline were two-fold. 

Chiefs add DT Ellison

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed DT Atiyyah Ellison to fill the roster sport left open when Kansas City traded DE Alex Magee to the Buccaneers for a 2011 draft pick.

Chiefs trade DE Magee to Bucs

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The NFL's trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET with just one trade occurring, the Chiefs sending DE Alex Magee to the Bucs for a 2011 draft choice.

Johnsons late TD lifts Texans past K.C.

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson with 28 seconds left to give Houston a stunning fourth-quarter comeback in the Texans' 35-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Moeaki already Cassel's most trusted target

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
While the Chiefs were hoping that this would finally be the season WR Dwayne Bowe became a go-to guy, it instead has been rookie TE Tony Moeaki who has emerged as the top target for QB Matt Cassel.

Passing game could prevent Chiefs from being great

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The Chiefs clearly have made tremendous progress in many areas this season and have all the ingredients of a great team except one: a passing game.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

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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