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.
The #Panthers announced they signed WR Jason Avant to a one-year contract
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 7, 2014
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.