Chiefs release WR Donnie Avery; Waive WR A.J. Jenkins

The Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has released Donnie Avery and waived A.J. Jenkins

Avery (5-11, 200) has played in 77 games (60 starts) in seven NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-14), Indianapolis Colts (2012), Tennessee Titans (2011) and St. Louis Rams (2008). His career numbers include 218 catches for 2,861 yards (13.1 avg.) with 14 touchdowns. While in Kansas City, Avery played in 22 games (17 starts), tallying 55 receptions for 772 yards (14.0 avg.) with two touchdowns. He originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick (33rd overall) with St. Louis in the 2008 NFL Draft. Avery played collegiately at Houston.

Jenkins (6-0, 200) has played in 28 games (three starts) in three NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-14) and San Francisco 49ers (2012). While with the Chiefs, Jenkins recorded 17 catches for 223 yards (13.1 avg.). He was acquired by the Chiefs via trade with the 49ers on Aug. 19, 2013. Jenkins originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (30th overall) by the 49ers in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Illinois.

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