Aug 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (81) carries the ball during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 31-22. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs may wait until after draft to look at Jason Avant?


A few weeks back, the Kansas City Chiefs were linked as a team that may have interest in wide receiver Jason Avant.

Nothing has come of the rumors and it’s unlikely anything will, at least not until after the 2014 NFL Draft – this according to ESPN’s Adam Teicher.

It could happen (signing Avant) but my sense is the Chiefs will wait to see what they get from the draft before they would make that move.  He will turn 31 later this month and you always have to wonder about receivers when they get to that age.

Avant of course spent a handful of seasons with Andy Reid as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, so the two do have some lengthy history which is probably why Avant’s name has even been brought up.

It’s not likely Avant will cost much, so it’s possible they could bring him in as a training camp invite assuming he doesn’t garner much interest elsewhere, even if the Chiefs opt to draft a wide receiver.

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  • Andy

    Avent is a no brainer. He is a high character, leader, team player, runs good routes, actually catches the ball, knows Reid’s offense and would be cheap. I can’t think of a down side except he might cost the cap one million. We can find a million under Mr Hints sofa cushion for crying out loud. Sign him.

  • Juiced

    The real question is if we bring him in can he compete for the 2 or 3 spot. If not then it’s a waste of money.

    The guy can catch practically anything on target and I will say our qb is pretty darn accurate. I’m sure we could use 35 catches from someone who isn’t targeted a billizion times.

    Needless to say, he is worth bringing in on a one year deal. He would be cheap and a veteran presence, although he is merely a stop gap. That’s all we need.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    He’s visiting Carolina, if memory serves. If he’s still out there after the draft, I’ll be shocked if Reid doesn’t bring him in. He’s a solid vet who knows this offense, runs good routes, and has good hands. No way he won’t get an invite to St. Joseph.

    S/N: Your avi is EVERYTHING!