UPDATE: Donnie Avery Signs With Chiefs

Nov 4, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donnie Avery (11) catches a pass against Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith (24) during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are staying busy by signing wide receiver Donnie Avery, according to Adam Schefter. Terms of the contract are unknown.

Avery, 28, spend last season with the Indianapolis Colts, catching 60 passes for 781 yards and three touchdowns. For his career he has 163 catches and 12 touchdowns. Speed and run-after-catch are his strengths, excelling as a secondary option for Andrew Luck when Reggie Wayne could not get open.

Coming out of college, Avery recorded a 4.27 40 time at the combine. He is listed as 5-11, 192 pounds.

While he is a solid second option at wide receiver for the Chiefs, he does have his issues with staying healthy and being a consistent pass catcher. His career best 60 receptions last season came with 12 drops, which also happens to be an issue for star receiver Dwayne Bowe. Kansas City could still use a more sure-handed receiving threat.

Combined with free agent signing Anthony Fasano along with re-signing Bowe, the Chiefs have added another weapon for new quarterback Alex Smith to throw to. Kansas City still needs development from Devon Wylie and Jonathan Baldwin but they need for them to perform at a high level has diminished in the last two days.

 

UPDATE #1: Contract information is starting to come out for the Avery deal.

 

Topics: Donnie Avery, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Tom Sparks

    If Devon Wylie can improve and Sloop John B can get work on routes some more, we may have a killer WR corp. McCluster also fits Reid’s mold. Smith may have some deadly targets, as you throw in play action! I love it!
    Trying not to get to psyched, but I love the Dorsey/Reid marriage!
    Give Clark Hunt credit! He is sick as the mediocrity as we, Chiefs Nation, are!
    Go RED & GOLD!

  • PunjabiPete

    I know right? I don’t understand how even if some of the moves they’ve made people think they overpaid on how you can NOT get excited about this year… I know this is on paper so far but either NFL players have a ton of respect for Andy Reid and are willing to give any team he’s on a chance negotiation wise or he is removing his shirt and mesmerizing them with some sweet love handle belly dancing until they wake up back in their hotels with nothing but a signed contract and a deep sense of satisfaction.

    Maybe Reid can tell Pioli how to hire people… makes me wonder if he was here if Manning might not have gotten on that plane to Denver. Oh well, Geaux Chiefs!

  • Tom Sparks

    Too bad Viqueens, we just nabbed him!
    I still can’t believe you let Percy Jarvin go to the Seahawks. First round pick or not, there is NOBODY in the upcoming NFL Draft to come close to his skill set! Why?
    When these prima donna’s scream I won’t play, it’s atrocious how many teams trade the cry babies!
    Just helps other do the same. They should have addressed that in the new CBA!
    A cry-baby contract clause or likewise! It’s a JOKE considering who much $$$$$$$$$ they make. Keep your word to the contract you sign, punk!

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