Kansas City Chiefs medically clear Donnie Avery for start of training camp

May 14, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (17) runs drills during organized team activities at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receiver Donnie Avery joined the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency on a three-year, $8.55 million deal. Avery has had a history of injuries and that continued throughout OTAs with a high ankle sprain that kept the former second-round pick out of workouts.

Now, with training camp just around the corner, Avery received some good news — he was cleared by the medical staff for the start of the team’s camp.

Avery is a speedster that provides the Kansas City passing game with a perfect compliment to Dwayne Bow. Because of his skill set, Avery is slotted as the team’s No. 2 receiver heading in to camp, so it was crucial for him to get healthy and ready to compete in the training camp battle.

Before joining the Chiefs, Avery spent time with the St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts.

The next test for Avery will be to prove that he is the player the Chiefs had hoped he would be when they offered him close to $3 million per year. If he can stay healthy, he should find a nice role in the offense.

Topics: Donnie Avery, Kansas City Chiefs

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