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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 sign LB Anderson, place LB Sheffield on I.R.

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed veteran LB Charlie Anderson. The team also placed LB Cameron Sheffield on injured reserve.

Thum steps down as Chiefs president

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday that Denny Thum has stepped down as president, effective immediately, after 36 years with the club.

Chiefs' 'D' looking light-years better under Crennel

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
After a year in which it struggled all season long, the Chiefs' defense looked like a different group Monday night.

Perhaps I picked the wrong sleeper in AFC West

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
I spent much of the offseason believing the Raiders might be the team to watch in the AFC West. After one week, I am starting to think it might be the Chiefs who will surprise.

Chiefs hold on for 21-14 win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 1:36 a.m. ET
Jamaal Charles' 56-yard touchdown run and Dexter McCluster's team-record 94-yard punt return gave Kansas City a two-touchdown lead and the Chiefs held San Diego on four downs inside the 6-yard line in the final minute for a 21-14 victory ...

Chiefs' Johnson back in Haley's good graces

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson has won back his starting ILB job for the Chiefs after a season in Todd Haley's doghouse, according to our AFC West Whispers.

Chiefs awarded DT Toribio, cut WR-KR Lawrence

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Sunday that the club has been awarded ex-Packers DT Anthony Toribio via a waiver claim. The team also released WR-KR Quinten Lawrence.

Chiefs announce practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Sunday that the club has added eight players to its practice squad, including developmental QB Tyler Palko.

Patriots lose McGowan, trade for Page, White

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
New England acquired Chiefs S Jarrad Page in a trade after placing S Brandon McGowan on injured reserve Saturday. They also traded for Eagles LB Tracy White, giving up a 2012 draft choice.

Chiefs sign Page to RFA tender, cut seven

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 3:56 a.m. ET
Restricted free-agent S Jarrad Page finally has signed his one-year tender, the Chiefs announced late Friday. The team has been given a roster exemption for him. Kansas City also released seven players.

Chiefs' McCluster shining on multiple fronts

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
One of the Chiefs' biggest concerns with 2010 second-round pick Dexter McCluster could be figuring out where not to play him.

Chiefs rookie Sheffield carted off field

Posted Aug. 28, 2010 @ 7:11 a.m. ET
Chiefs rookie LB Cameron Sheffield was carted off the field Friday night with a neck injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit with Eagles RB Mike Bell.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Lions' secondary becoming a primary concern

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' best defensive back, FS Louis Delmas, has battled a groin injury and hasn't played much this preseason, one of several concerns the team has in the secondary.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

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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