No team has been busier since the end of last season than the Kansas City Chiefs and that trend is continuing with wide receiver Donnie Avery visiting the team Wednesday, according to Jason La Confora.
Avery is coming off his best season, playing with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. After tearing his ACL in the preseason of 2010, Avery only played in eight games for the Tennessee Titans in 2011 and looked like his career might be in jeopardy. However, he showed he has more to give, making 60 catches for 781 yards and three touchdowns last year.
Kansas City needs another receiver to pair with Bowe. Third-year man Jonathan Baldwin has yet to live up to his first-round draft status and Dexter McCluster hasn't shown the consistent ability to make a play downfield. Avery is a burner who can take the top off a defense, something the Chiefs haven't had since the days of Eddie Kennison.
One issue that must be brought up is Avery's drops, which have been a cause for concern. In 2012, Avery had 12 drops, or over 16 percent of all balls that were deemed catchable, which puts him sixth-worst in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.
The team residing in America's barbeque capital has stepped up with the hiring of Andy Reid as head coach and John Dorsey as general manager, who then traded for Alex Smith as the new quarterback.
Many thought Kansas City would go into rebuilding mode with a new front office in place, but instead the team has decided to simply reload. The Chiefs were active on Tuesday as well, signing backup quarterback Chase Daniel, tight end Anthony Fasano and defensive end Mike DeVito.