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Donnie Avery | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/12/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Houston
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Chiefs released WR Donnie Avery.
It's a no-brainer move for the Chiefs, who save $3.4M against the cap and leave only $500K behind in dead money. It's also the first step for them as they overhaul a wideout corps that caught zero touchdown passes in 2014. Avery, a situational deep threat that was always an awful fit for Captain Checkdown Alex Smith, posted just 55 catches and 772 yards in 22 games as a Chief. Expect Andy Reid to target wideouts in both the draft and free agency -- especially if Dwayne Bowe and his $11M salary follow Avery out the door. Feb 17 - 12:55 PM

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The Chiefs can save $3.4 million by releasing Donnie Avery.

Avery appeared in just six games last year due to injuries. He was a healthy scratch for the final three weeks, falling behind Albert Wilson and Jason Avant on the depth chart. Moving on from Avery is a no-brainer decision for the cash-strapped Chiefs. Releasing Avery would leave only $500,000 in dead money.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 7 - 8:39 PM

Chiefs declared WR Donnie Avery, QB Aaron Murray, CB Marcus Cooper, RB Charcandrick West, OL Eric Kush, OL Larry Duvernay-Tardif and DL Nick Williams inactive for Week 16 against the Steelers.

Avery wasn't listed on the injury report, so he's a healthy scratch. Dwayne Bowe (illness) is good to go against the Steelers' bottom-five secondary. With Avery banished to the bench, we'd expect a bigger role for Albert Wilson.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) was declared inactive for Week 15 against the Raiders.

Avery got in a full practice on Thursday and Friday and was fully expected to play. He either suffered a setback or is a healthy scratch. Rookie slot man Albert Wilson will get his second straight start for the Chiefs.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Donnie Avery (groin) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

The Chiefs' "No. 2 receiver" is off the radar in all formats of fantasy.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Avery was active last week, but Jason Avant played the majority of snaps opposite Dwayne Bowe. It's possible he could be dealing with a setback. Avery isn't a fantasy consideration in any format for Week 15.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Coming off an ineffective return, Avery isn't a fantasy concern in any format for Week 14.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Donnie Avery had one catch for 20 yards in Week 13 against the Broncos.

Avery started opposite Dwayne Bowe after missing the last seven weeks. He lost a fumble on his only catch of the game. Jason Avant played in three-wide sets and finished with more targets.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Donnie Avery (groin) is active for Sunday night's Week 13 game against the Broncos.

Avery will start opposite Dwayne Bowe after missing the last seven games. Inactive for the Chiefs are QB Aaron Murray, CB Jamell Fleming, C Eric Kush, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, WR Junior Hemingway, TE Phillip Supernaw, and DL Nick Williams
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) is listed as probable for Week 13.

The Chiefs will finally have some semblance of a No. 2 receiver this week. They'll need Avery (and Travis Kelce) to step up Sunday against Denver.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) is practicing in full for Week 13.

Avery should return this week after missing the last seven games. He'll start opposite Dwayne Bowe, with Jason Avant likely getting time in three-wide sets.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Raiders.

Frankie Hammond, Junior Hemingway, and Albert Wilson will continue to be bit players opposite Dwayne Bowe. No Chiefs receiver is a legitimate fantasy option.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:58:00 PM

Donnie Avery returned to Chiefs practice Tuesday, getting in a limited session.

It's a positive sign for Avery's Week 12 status, though he got in some "limited" sessions last week before being ruled out against the Seahawks. Even if Avery does return against the Raiders, he'll be off the radar in all formats of fantasy, including daily leagues.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Donnie Avery (groin) missed Chiefs practice Monday.

Avery can't get over the hump after sports hernia surgery. Due in part to a lack of passing-game weapons, the 2014 Chiefs have morphed into one of the league's run-heaviest teams under usually pass-first coach Andy Reid.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Chiefs declared WR Donnie Avery, TE Anthony Fasano, WR A.J. Jenkins, CB Chris Owens, CB Jamell Fleming, G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and QB Aaron Murray inactive for Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Avery has been dealing with a groin injury all season. Jenkins (shoulder), Owens (knee) and Fleming (hamstring) are week to week.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:36:00 AM

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