Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs cut ties with a pair of disappointing wide receivers on Tuesday, releasing veteran Donnie Avery and placing former first-round pick A.J. Jenkins on waivers.
Avery finished third among Chiefs players with 596 receiving yards on 40 catches in 2013, but was used sparingly last season while missing time due to surgery to repair a sports hernia. The six-year pro managed just 15 catches totaling 176 yards and appeared in just six games.
The 30-year-old was entering the final season of a three-year, $8.55 million deal he signed with Kansas City in March of 2013.
Jenkins, taken 30th overall by San Francisco in the 2012 draft, has recorded only 17 catches for 223 yards with no touchdowns over three NFL seasons. The 25-year-old played in nine games for the Chiefs in 2014, finishing with a mere nine receptions for 93 yards.
Kansas City acquired Jenkins in a trade with the 49ers prior to the 2013 campaign.