Former Eagles Wide Out Jason Avant Signs with Carolina
The Panthers have signed wide receiver Jason Avant, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year deal. Avant caught 38 passes for 447 yards and two touchdowns with the Eagles last season.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Avant spent the past eight seasons with the Eagles.
Avant was released by the Eagles back on March 4 in large part because he was due a $1 million roster bonus on March 15. In total, the Eagles save $3.25 million against the 2014 cap. Avant has always lacked playmaking ability despite sure hands but is a plus character guy - and was described as a go-between guy between DeSean Jackson and wide receiver coach Bob Bicknell this past season.
He is a strong leader in the locker room and has great hands but isn't a playmaker and can't stretch the field. The Eagles won't miss Avant on the field, but his value as a team leader shouldn't be underestimated.
He ended his Eagles career with 116 games, 297 catches, 3646 catches and 12 touchdowns.