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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

Hart, Colts knock Chiefs from unbeaten ranks

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Mike Hart scored in relief of the injured Joseph Addai to give Indianapolis a 19-9 victory over previously unbeaten Kansas City.

ILB Belcher makes strides in Crennel's system

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
A relative unknown as an undrafted free agent coming out of Maine in 2009, Jovan Belcher hasn't taken long to become of one the Chiefs' top defensive playmakers.

Chiefs following in Patriots' footsteps

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:27 a.m. ET
While it's way too early to anoint them as bona fide playoff contenders, the Chiefs are definitely on the rise, courtesy of GM Scott Pioli and their New England Patriots pedigree.

Jackson not certain to regain DE job

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 2:52 a.m. ET
Although Tyson Jackson has returned to practice following a knee injury, there's no guarantee that the 2009 No. 3 overall pick will win back his starting DE spot, according to AFC West Whispers.

O-line the Chiefs' unsung heroes

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. ET
It has taken a team effort for the Chiefs to shockingly jump out to a 3-0 start, but the unsung heroes of the team's league-best running game have been the offensive linemen.

Chiefs try out trio of linebackers

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
LBs Larry Izzo, Mark Simoneau and Chris McCoy all were in Kansas City for a tryout on Thursday.

Report: Weis has emergency gall-bladder surgery

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis had emergency gall-bladder surgery Monday morning, his agent told the Kansas City Star.

Chiefs destroy 49ers behind top-ranked rushing attack

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers are known for their stout run defense, but the interior of their "D" was no match for the Chiefs' running game on Sunday.

Cassel throws 3 TD passes, Chiefs beat 49ers 31-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel's three touchdown passes included a trick play that caught San Francisco completely flat-footed and the surprising Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten Sunday with a 31-10 rout of the hapless, winless 49ers.

WR play an issue for Chiefs yet again

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
While QB Matt Cassel is certainly at fault for much of the Chiefs' early-season passing woes, all the blame doesn't belong on his shoulders.

Crennel has Chiefs' 'D' excelling

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
While an offense that was expected to be significantly better has lagged behind, Kansas City's defense, led by coordinator Romeo Crennel, has outperformed all preseason projections.

Charles falls behind Jones in K.C. backfield

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
After Jamaal Charles tore up the league during the stretch run of '09, most owners expected him to be a fantasy force for the entirety of 2010. But thus far, he has taken a backseat to Thomas Jones in the ...

Chiefs improve to 2-0 with win over Browns

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Ryan Soccup kicked three field goals and Kansas City converted a late fourth-down gamble by coach Todd Haley for a 16-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Chiefs down two starters vs. Browns

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 10:58 a.m. ET
DLE Tyson Jackson and ORT Ryan O'Callaghan will both miss Kansas City's Week Two game with injuries.

Dorsey, 'D' key to Chiefs' resurgence

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
After sputtering to a 4-12 record last season, the Chiefs looked like a different team in Week One, upending the favored Chargers in raucous Arrowhead Stadium.

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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