The Kansas City Chiefs have a new receiver. Donnie Avery was said to be visiting Kansas City and now the Chiefs have reportedly decided to sign him. This according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Avery could be the only "big" free agent receiver signing, and it's not even big. His career has been inconsistent, and he's among the league leaders in percentage of balls dropped. He has some speed but catching the ball is, uh, pretty important. I'm curious to see how he fits with the rest of the Chiefs receivers. His contract will tell us a lot about how the Chiefs view him.
The Chiefs No. 1 receiver is Dwayne Bowe. From there, we don't know a whole lot. We think Jon Baldwin will get a crack at being the No. 2 guy while Dexter McCluster and/or Devon Wylie could fill the slot role. With Steve Breaston getting released, the Chiefs needed another receiver on the outside.
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Here's what our Colts blog, Stampede Blue, said about Avery late last season:
""Bust" wide receiver who many draftniks used as the poster boy for "don't select small wideouts early." Avery is well on his way to a career season, and it seems much deserved. The fifth-year veteran worked his butt off this offseason, including work with Andrew Luck down in Miami.It's moves like signing Avery, and seeing him succeed, that that make me enjoy covering this team."
The latest Chiefs news and rumors:
Anthony Fasano signed to four-year, $16 million deal
Mike DeVito signed to three-year, $12.6 million deal
Chase Daniel signed to three-year, $10 million deal
Chiefs are trying to trade Matt Cassel