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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Chiefs add Donnie Avery to mix

By Bill Williamson

Alex Smith has another weapon to work with in Kansas City.

The busy Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with receiver Donnie Avery, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Avery is a nice player who can stretch the field. He had 60 catches for the Colts last season.

He should be a solid No. 2 option behind Dwayne Bowe. I expect 2011 first-round pick Jon Baldwin will be the No. 3 receiver and the team also has the likes of Dexter McCluster and Devon Wylie. All three of those players have potential.

Avery does have issues with drops, but he can also make big plays. He is a solid addition in Kansas City, which appears serious about improving from a disastrous 2-14 season in 2012. The Chiefs have been one of the busiest team in the NFL in recent weeks.

In other news, NFL Network is reporting potential trade partners with Kansas City for quarterback Matt Cassel are Minnesota, Arizona and Tampa Bay. All the Chiefs would get is a late-round pick. If a trade is not made, he will be cut.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs released a statement from Smith about coming to Kansas City.

“I’m happy to be joining the Chiefs family,” Smith said. “I’d like to thank the Hunt family, John Dorsey and Coach [Andy] Reid for giving me the opportunity to play football for such a proud franchise. I know from experience that Chiefs fans are among the greatest in the NFL, and I’m really looking forward to Sundays at Arrowhead Stadium.”