Aug 24, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (81) catches a pass prior to the start of the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers sign wide receiver Jason Avant

The Carolina Panthers have finally made a step in the right direction toward getting some much needed help at the wide receiver position as the team announced Monday afternoon that they have signed free-agent wideout, Jason Avant.

This was a move that absolutely needed to be made, given the fact that the Panthers lost virtually every legitimate pass-catching threat they had to free agency, while at the same time not exactly being proactive in finding some replacements.

While Avant may not be a number one type game breaker at wideout, he’s definitely a good addition to the Panthers offense with Cam Newton.

Avant has spent his entire eight-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles. In his career, he’s compiled 297 catches for 3,646 yards and 12 touchdowns as a possession threat for both Andy Reid, and last year Chip Kelly.

Even with this move, the Panthers should still look in the direction of a play-making wideout in the first round of the NFL Draft next month to get even more help, which they’ve been expected to do.


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