Jason Avant is returning to the NovaCare Complex this summer.
“I’m so excited and grateful to be here, to help a group of very talented young players. I was a technical receiver. I wasn’t the fastest receiver. I wasn’t the biggest guy. I was able to get open by getting off the line of scrimmage and being precise. That’s what I hope to help teach these receivers. It’s a very talented group.”
Avant had a nice NFL career. The 2006 fourth-round pick logged 297 receptions for 3,646 yards and 12 touchdowns during his eight seasons in Philly. He was a very reliable slot receiver who could actually, you know, catch the football. Crazy, right? What a concept!
Avant figures to be a good mentor both on and off the field for the Eagles’ many young receivers. Just look at these ages:
Jalen Reagor — 21
Quez Watkins — 21
Deontay Burnett — 22
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside — 23
Manasseh Bailey — 23
John Hightower — 24
Greg Ward — 25
Robert Davis — 25
The Eagles will hope that Avant can assist new wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead in getting the most out of this unit.