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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (81) runs with the ball as New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Parys Haralson (98) chases in the second quarter during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Free Agent Watch 2014: Eagles Release WR Jason Avant

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.


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.

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  • RepOurChiefs

    No thanks

  • Josh Landers

    Yes, please. Great stopgap until we have sure replacements. Good route runner, great hands, understands the system. If we could pick him up cheaply, I say go for it. Not only do we have no number 2 wr, we don’t really have a number 3, 4, or 5. Lol. Any help would be greatly appreciated. GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Michael Shaw

    I would say wait and see. We still have a few players we have to figure out how to keep.

  • ahsum99ss

    I agree, cheap enough stop gap then sure, if not, NO WAY. TOO OLD

  • Bigtexjayhawk

    He along with fasano and hopefully kelce can work the middle and seams. Bowe can work the outside deep routes. Sign him

    • tm1946

      Will Bowe be using a skate board or monster truck.

    •'defer='defer upperturion

      Ahh WHAT?!! Did you really just say, Bowe, and deep routes, in the same sentence?? WOW!!!

  • Steve Blank

    no thanks. there are plenty of young receivers at the same price with many more years to play

  • Steve Blank

    the spot he would take could be taken by a late round draft pick….the offense isnt rocket science for christ sake…they just need to learn the route tree…which route to run and when…as college graduates….lol..or even high school graduates, that shouldnt be a problem

  • Tony Parker

    No, no and no….

  • paul pace

    Don’t think he would really improve the receiver core.

  • berttheclock

    Two points about him. If you want a great blocker as a wide out, plus, one who is really a coach for other receivers, it would be hard to find a better one. I suggest you read the Eagles column at ESPN and, read the comments from fans of the Eagles.

    • tm1946

      Make him sound like a combo of Avery and Bowe. Ugh.

  • CrispySBC

    A roster spot for an old guy … nope. But when is 31 an old guy? Wow … I’m ancient at 61 but I only look 60 :)

    • tm1946

      And we both play like 50 year olds. At 67, who does not seem young.

  • gonzangkc1

    NO! NO! NO! (Donnie Avery PART II) – Chiefs Front Office – PAY MONEY for a true #2 receiver. When is the last time our beloved Chiefs have had a TRUE #1 and TRUE #2 receiver. 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 15 years go. No more Jon NOballswins rookie WR’s either. WIN NOW! Way too many NEXT YEAR’s. p.s. also ask marty schottenheimer AND dick dick vermeil to JOIN the Chiefs consultants!!!

    • Stacy D. Smith

      He has MUCH better hands than Avery.

  •'defer='defer upperturion

    Avant right now could come in here and be considered our best receiver; so I wouldn’t throw him to the curb by any stretch.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I’m actually warming up to the possibility of signing Avant to be a WR3 or WR4 if they know they aren’t going to re-sign McCluster or are parting ways with Avery. Otherwise, I’ll pass.

  • cyberry

    This what Avant brings to the table.. Complete class to the locker room, a slot receiver who can block down field for Charles (Dex tries..too undersized)..he has only missed 2 games in 5 years. You can say.. he only avg 585 yrds per year.. but look who he shares touches with.. D. Jackson, J, Maclin, B.Celek and a RB McCoy who gets his fair number of passes also.. The thing to understand about Avant.. it’s not how many yards he when he gets them.. for 09 …he had 41 recepts for 587 yards and 3 TDS.. 39 of those catches where on 3rd down.. 32 where converted into first downs.. Not only does he have fewest drops 35 of 41 catches that year either moved the chains or was a TD.. NO!! He is NOT another Avery.. actually he is the complete opposite.. He not going to get you fantasy points but he going to help keep drives doing and giving it back to the other team..

    • gonzangkc1

      AVANT 2013 stats: 38 REC and 2 TD…….sounds like someone we know. AVERY 2013 stats: 40 REC and 2 TD — walks & quacks like a DUCK – its a DUCK (maybe as an WR4 but Chiefs need a true WR2 or WR1). p.s. also CHIEFS ask marty schottenheimer AND dick dick vermeil to JOIN the Chiefs as consultants.