Kansas City Chiefs sign WR Donnie Avery

By Damon Salvadore

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver Donnie Avery.

Avery is a second-round pick from the 2008 NFL Draft and was selected by the St. Louis Rams. Avery played just two seasons with the Rams before being released in 2010. With the Rams, he experienced injuries that cut his tenure a bit short with the team, but Avery still managed to register eight touchdowns and over 1,100 yards over the course of two seasons. Avery had some good moments with the Rams and despite injuries he still played 31 games in two years.

The following season he was signed by the Tennessee Titans and his time with the team was very disappointing. He only started three games in 2011 and that would be his only season in Tennessee. In 2012 Avery joined his third team, the Indianapolis Colts, and had a bounce back year, playing in all 16 games and recording 781 receiving yards. For unknown reasons, the Colts decided not to keep him.

Now he’s a member of the Chiefs for an undisclosed amount and Avery should be a great compliment to Dwayne Bowe, who recently re-signed with Kansas City. If Avery can even catch between 50-70 receptions that will open up the field for Bowe and create an underneath route for new Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. These additions to the passing game will also lead to relief in the running game because Jamaal Charles can’t do everything by himself. The Chiefs continue to be one of the busiest teams in free agency with new head coach Andy Reid.

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