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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

Bowe nearly out of chances in K.C.

Posted June 05, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
During their year and a half in Kansas City, GM Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley haven't exactly been known for their patience. But maybe the most egregious offender is that time span, WR Dwayne Bowe, has mostly ...

Page's status in K.C. could affect Berry

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
Although a deal still appears likely, S Jarrad Page is certainly playing hard to get with the Chiefs.

K.C.'s McCluster will be more than runner

Posted May 01, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
One of the more questioned picks of the Chiefs' draft was their early second-round selection of Ole Miss RB Dexter McCluster, especially given the club's apparent strength at the position. However, the coaching staff has plans for the rookie ...

2010 draft choices by team: Chiefs

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:22 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 NFL draft.

Pioli has speed, versatility on the mind in Round Two

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli used his two second-round picks to add speed to the Chiefs' roster in Ole Miss RB Dexter McCluster and Alabama CB Javier Arenas.

Chiefs' choice of McCluster shocks Eagles

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Eagles were poised to draft Dexter McCluster, writes Eric Edholm, but K.C. beat them to the punch. In "Around the NFL," Edholm will be posting blog entries throughout the draft.

Chiefs realize Berry is can't-miss safety

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Teams are typically hesitant to draft a safety in the top five, but the Chiefs saw that Eric Berry was a special player worth taking that high.

Chiefs re-sign RFAs Croyle, Niswanger, O'Callaghan

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that restricted free agents QB Brodie Croyle, C Rudy Niswanger and OT Ryan O'Callaghan have signed their one-year tenders.

Chiefs ILB Johnson entering 'monumental' season

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Understandably, Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson was not thrilled with his role during the 2009 season. A former defensive leader, he rubbed the Chiefs' new regime the wrong way in training camp and was relegated to the bench for much of ...

Chiefs weighing pros, cons of drafting Berry at No. 5

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Word around Kansas City is that the Chiefs are struggling with the decision of whether or not to use their fifth overall draft pick on Tennessee S Eric Berry.

Chiefs LB Johnson, OL Ndukwe sign RFA tenders

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that ILB Derrick Johnson and OL Ikechuku Ndukwe have signed their restricted free agent tenders.

New Chief Jones not expected to knock Charles from starting perch

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs made an early splash in free agency by signing RB Thomas Jones, cut by the Jets as a cost-cutting maneuver, to bolster their shallow backfield. But contrary to its appearance, the move does not signal the end of ...

Chiefs sign ex-Colts OG Lilja

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Chiefs bolstered their offensive line on Tuesday by signing free-agent OG Ryan Lilja. The deal is reportedly for three years.

Chiefs sign C Wiegmann

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced they signed C Casey Wiegmann late Friday.

Chiefs sign ex-Cardinals WR Urban

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that they have signed free-agent WR Jerheme Urban. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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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