The Colts’ receiving corps has taken a new shape. Donnie Avery has joined Kansas City.
Avery came to the Colts last year after recovering from a knee injury that shelved him in 2010 after two productive seasons with St. Louis.
Avery played in eight games with Tennessee in 2011, then joined the Colts last March as an unrestricted free agent.
Avery was signed because of his speed and ability to stretch a defense. He did so very well with the club last year.
Avery ranked second on the club with 60 receptions, while his 781 yards ranked third. His three scoring receptions tied Dwayne Allen, behind T.Y. Hilton (seven) and Reggie Wayne (five).
Avery held a 13.0 average, snaring passes in the first 15 games. Perhaps Avery’s most memorable game came in Detroit when he caught five passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns. It was his 14-yard scoring reception at the gun that helped Indianapolis earn a 35-33 comeback win.
It marked the first time since 1990 the Colts won a game on a last-play touchdown pass.
Avery started 15-of-16 appearances and ranked third on the club with nine receptions of at least 20 yards.
We wish Donnie continued health and success.
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