Chiefs To Host WR Donnie Avery


The Kansas City Chiefs will look to continue tweaking their roster on Wednesday and the first player up for the day could be free agent WR Donnie Avery.

The 5-11 Avery is set to visit Kansas City today, according to Jason La Canfora.

A former second-round pick of the St. Louis Rams, Avery has seen time with three teams during his four years in the NFL. After two years with the Rams and a serious knee injury he moved on to the Tennesse Titans and finally the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.

Avery is hoping to cash in on the best season of his career. While playing with standout rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, the receiver played in all 16 games (15 starts) and hauled in 60 passes for 781 yards, including three touchdowns.

He helped the Colts defeat the Chiefs 20-13 in Week 16 with five catches for 38 yards. Avery’s only other games against the Chiefs both came in the preseason. In two games he caught three passes for 33 yards.

The Chiefs already locked up Dwayne Bowe to a long-term contract, but have few options behind him. Jonathan Baldwin has yet to show in games the sort of potential the franchise was betting on when they selected him in the first round in 2011. The only other receiver on the roster with any sort of experience is Dexter McCluster and he’s far from a traditional wide out.

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