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The Eagles have released veteran wide receiver Jason Avant.

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The Eagles have released veteran wide receiver Jason Avant. The release of Avant was expected as he as was due a $1M roster bonus on March 15th. Also as expected, the Eagles had nothing but respect for Avant as both a player and a person during his 8 year tenure with the team:

Avant saw a significant increase in playing time in 2013 as the primary slot receiver, but a decrease in production, his 38 catches, 447 yards and 2 TDs were his lowest totals since 2008. Coupled with the re-signings of Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin and the return of Arrelious Benn, Avant was deemed expendable. A highly respected leader in the locker room and a tireless blocker, Avant will be best remembered for his great hands (even in the pre-season).

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