When Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin both signed contract extensions last week, Jason Avant had to see the writing on the wall. He had to know his days were numbered in the city of brotherly love. Today, the hammer fell and the team released him, per their official Twitter account.
After eight years with the team, #Eagles release WR Jason Avant.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 4, 2014
As we talked about yesterday with the Desean Jackson trade rumors, any player from the Eagles will be looked at as a potential fit with the Kansas City Chiefs because of head coach Andy Reid. Bringing in players — especially offensive skill players — who already understand the offensive system would be ideal for the Chiefs. It completely takes away the learning curve a first year player usually encounters when coming to a new team.
Still, Avant is 31 years old and hasn’t had a season where he’s caught more than four touchdowns and had 700-yards receiving. Do the Chiefs really need that guy on their team, despite the locker room presence he’s said to have?
What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs even look at Jason Avant as a potential fit? Is he an upgrade over any other receiver currently on the roster?
Sound off below and let us know what you think.