The Chiefs have released wide receiver Donnie Avery on Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Avery signed with the Chiefs in 2013 after posting career highs in catches (60) and receiving yards (781) with the Colts in 2012. He appeared in all 16 games in his first season with Kansas City, turning 72 targets into 40 catches for 596 yards and two scores. Last season, he was limited to only 15 catches for 176 yards in six games.
The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Chargers.
Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks.
Other inactives included Donnie Avery, Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper, Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Nick Williams.
Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) and running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) were listed as questionable, but are active.
The following players for the Chiefs have been deemed inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers: quarterback Aaron Murray, wide receiver Donnie Avery, offensive linemen Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Nick Williams, cornerback Marcus Cooper and running back Charcandrick West.
The Chiefs report more healthy scratches than injured players on their Sunday injury report. The three who are ailing are wideout Donnie Avery (groin), cornerback Phillip Gaines (concussion) and defensive end Allen Bailey (concussion).
The healthy scratches are quarterback Aaron Murray, offensive linemen Eric Kush and Laurent Duvarnay-Tardif and tight end Richard Gordon.
On the team's final injury report of the week, the Chiefs list defensive end Allen Bailey(concussion) as out for Sunday's game. Bailey missed last week's game as well.
Cornerback Phillip Gaines (concussion) is considered as doubtful. Linebacker Tamba Hali, who participated on a limited basis Friday, is questionable for Sunday with a knee injury. Hali missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. He has five sacks and three forced fumbles this year.
The following players are listed as probable: Husain Abdullah, Donnie Avery, Jamaal Charles, Anthony Fasano, Junior Hemingway, James-Michael Johnson, Joe Mays, Chris Owens and Sean Smith.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is active for the game at Arizona after being listed as probable.
Other probables suiting up are wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Dee Ford (quadriceps), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (back), guard Mike McGlynn (quadriceps), cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).
The Chiefs enter their Week 14 showdown vs. Arizona relatively healthy, according to its final injury report released on Friday. 13 of the 15 players on the report were listed as probable. Defensive end Allen Bailey and wide receiver Junior Hemingway were both ruled out with concussions.
The following players were designated as probable: Wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), running back Jamaal Charles (knee), punter Dustin Colquitt (right calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), defensive back Jamell Fleming (hamstring), linebacker Dee Ford (quad), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (back, knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (back), guard Mike McGlynn (quad), cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce led the team with just 36 receiving yards Sunday, catching all three of his targets in his team's 29-16 loss to the Broncos in Week 13.
It was a rough day all around for the Kansas City offense, which managed only 151 total yards despite scoring two touchdowns and a field goal. New addition Jason Avant followed Kelce on the leaderboard with 30 yards while catching two of his four targets. Tight end Anthony Fasano made his only reception count, hauling in a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Nominal No. 1 receiver Dwayne Bowe only managed to catch two of his five targets for just 18 yards while wide receiver Donnie Avery caught one of his two targets for 20 yards.
The Chiefs passing attack will look to deliver a much stronger performance against the Cardinals in Week 14.
The Chiefs have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Broncos: wide receiver Junior Hemingway (concussion), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), tight end Phillip Supernaw, quarterback Aaron Murray, center Eric Kush, tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive tackle Nick Williams.
Hemingway was previously ruled out on the team's final injury report. Fleming had been listed as probable to play in Week 13.
The team will have both defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee, abdomen) after both players were listed as questionable. While Fleming is inactive after being listed as probable, the following probables are active Sunday night: wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (knee), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder).
The Chiefs have landed double-figures on their injury report for the Sunday night game against Denver, but only wideout Junior Hemingway (concussion) is set to sit. Cornerback Chris Owens (knee/abdomen) and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) are questionable while the other seven are probable.
That group consists of wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Conquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), defensive back Jamell Fleming (hamstring), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and offensive lineman Donald Stephenson (shoulder).
The Chiefs have listed QB Aaron Murray, WR Donnie Avery, WR A.J. Jenkins, CB Chris Owens, CB Jamell Fleming, C Eric Kush and OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif as inactive for Week 12 against the Raiders.
Both Jenkins and Avery had been rushed out prior to the contest. Fleming was listed as questionable due to a hamstring issue. The other four players are healthy scratches.
The Chiefs ruled out wideouts Donnie Avery (groin) and A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee) from playing in Thursday's game at Oakland.
Chiefs receiver Donnie Avery, who's missed six straight games with a groin injury, returned to a limited practice Tuesday ahead of Thursday's game at Oakland.
The Chiefs have listed Aaron Murray, Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins, Chris Owens, Jamell Fleming, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Anthony Fasano as inactive Week 11 against the Seahawks.
Avery, Fleming and Jenkins had previously been ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Owens and Fasano were listed as questionable. Both players are dealing with knee injuries. Murray and Duvernay-Tardif are healthy scratches.
Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery is set to miss his sixth straight game Sunday with a groin injury. Andy Reid made that pronouncement Friday.
Avery has been limited in practice this week, which indicates he is close to returning.
The Chiefs declared wideout Donnie Avery (groin), quarterback Aaron Murray, safety Daniel Sorensen, cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), center Eric Kush, offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and linebacker Josh Martin (hamstring, knee) inactive for Sunday's game at Buffalo.
The Chiefs have ruled wide receiver Donnie Avery out for Sunday’s game at Buffalo, according to ESPN.
Avery returned to practice after a six-week absence, but is still nursing a groin injury.
Every designation but doubtful is represented on a rather lengthy injury report submitted by the Chiefs for their Sunday game against Buffalo. Those ruled out are wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), defensive back Jamell Fleming (hamstring) and linebacker Jerry Franklin (hamstring).
Among the questionables are cornerbacks Chris Owens (knee) and Phillip Gaines (ankle/quad) and linebacker Josh Martin (hamstring/knee). The probables are safety Eric Berry (ankle), running back Cyrus Gray (hand), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), wideout Junior Hemingway (hamstring), tight end Travis Kelce (ribs) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).
Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery has taken a step back after returning to practice this week following a six-week absence to nurse a groin injury. He did not participate in the Friday session and has been ruled out for Sunday against Buffalo.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday there is a chance wide receiver Donnie Avery will be able to practice this week. Avery has missed the last four games due to a groin injury.