Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (81) warms up in the snow prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles release wide receiver Jason Avant

After bringing back both Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin last week, the Philadelphia Eagles have made another move with one of their wide receivers, although this move not as positive as the team has released veteran wideout Jason Avant, according to Pro Football Talk.

This wasn’t a move that surprised many as those close to the team knew that releasing the former Michigan star was only a matter of time, especially with Cooper and Maclin back.

Last season in the first year of Chip Kelly’s offense and the team’s run to the playoffs, Avant finished with 38 catches for 447 yards. Releasing him now clears up $3.25 million in cap space for the team going forward.

As far as a potential fit in the future, as mentioned in the report, the Kansas City Chiefs immediately come to mind. He was drafted by Andy Reid and was an integral part of his offense while he was running the show in the City of Brotherly Love.

Giving Alex Smith another good possession weapon certainly wouldn’t hurt.


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