The Kansas City Chiefs have singed another free agent, acquiring former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donnie Avery.
The report comes from ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Former Colts WR Donnie Avery signing with KC Chiefs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
The Chiefs are clearly looking for offensive pieces that can fit into Andy Reid’s west coast offensive system. We told you earlier that Avery was on his way to KC for a visit and now he’s officially a Chief.
Here is a recap of some of the research we did on Avery earlier:
Avery is a small, speedy receiver. He’s 5’11, 186 and was a second-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He was released by the Rams in September of 2011. He signed with the Titans before landing with the Colts last March.
Avery fits the kind of small, speedy receiver the West Coast offense tends to favor. He is a guy you would want to catch the ball in stride so he can get yards after the catch.
Avery’s hands could be a problem and he probably isn’t a player the Chiefs want to rely upon.
We don’t have any contract details yet. We will bring those to you later.
For now, what is your initial reaction to KC bringing in Avery?