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Jason Avant

Jason Avant - #81 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 212 lbs.
Birthday 04/20/1983
Birthplace Chicago, IL
College Michigan
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 4th round, 12th pick by Eagles

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
53 648 0

Eagles sign QB Foles

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
The Eagles have signed QB Nick Foles, their third-round draft choice, to a four-year contract. Financial terms were not announced.

Colts claim OG Taylor off waivers

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
The Colts have signed their third former Eagles offensive guard, claiming Zane Taylor off waivers from Philadelphia on Friday.

Jets sign veteran S Bell

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Jets added another safety this offseason, signing veteran Yeremiah Bell on Friday.

Eagles extend RB McCoy

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Eagles announced a five-year contract extension for RB LeSean McCoy on Thursday evening.

Suggs, Peters may lose part of salaries

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Eagles may recoup some salary from Terrell Suggs and Jason Peters, who were injured this offseason in non-football activities, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Better NFL offense: Eagles or Lions?

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
In the first matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Eagles vs. the Lions.

Former Eagles O-line coach Walsh dies

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Former Eagles offensive line coach Bill Walsh died at his home in Atlanta on Sunday at the age of 84.

Raiders sign FB Schmitt

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders have signed former Eagles FB Owen Schmitt to a one-year contract after a tryout Tuesday, the team announced.

Report: Peters re-injures Achilles tendon

Posted May 14, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Eagles OLT Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon for the second time, according to Derrick Gunn of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Former Eagles C Jackson retires

Posted May 12, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Veteran C Jamaal Jackson decided to retire after one day at a tryout with the Giants. 

Bills sign QB Young

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Bills signed QB Vince Young to a one-year deal on Friday. He worked out for the team last week.

Eagles reach deal with second-rounder Kendricks

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Eagles have signed their second-round pick, LB Mychal Kendericks, to a four-year contract. Financial terms were not announced.

Three factors determine risers, sliders in 2012 standings

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
It’s time to think about who will win and lose in the 2012 season, and you might want to consider these factors when determining the order of finish.

Report: Falcons received $3 million in cap credits for 2012

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 12:25 a.m. ET
The NFL granted the Falcons $3 million in salary-cap credits for 2012, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

Fantasy spin: Eagles QB Nick Foles

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 5:04 a.m. ET
Did the Eagles reach for QB Nick Foles as a project in the third round? If not, does he have any fantasy value this upcoming season?

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 18, 2012
Avant is active for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.||||||| Avant missed three straight games with a hamstring injury.
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Avant had eight receptions for 110 yards and scored his first TD of the year in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Patriots.||||||| Avant, who had just four receptions for 35 yards in his previous three games combined, may have emerged as a favorite target for Vince Young.
Posted Oct. 10, 2011
Avant had nine catches for 139 yards in a loss to the Bills on Sunday.||||||| Avant has 23 receptions for 310 yards. He also had a fumble Sunday.
Posted Jan. 10, 2011
Avant had seven catches for 93 yards and a score in a 21-16 loss to Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| Avant has been steady with 20 career postseason receptions in five games.
Posted March 08, 2010
The Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Jason Avant have agreed on a five-year contract. Avant was a restricted free agent. He had a career-best 41 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns last season as Philadelphia's slot receiver. "Jason Avant has developed into one of our most dependable and productive players on offense," coach Andy Reid said. "He's physical, he's tough and he has the respect of all of his teammates."||||||| Selected in the fourth round in 2006, Avant has 103 catches and eight TDs in four seasons. He has a knack for making clutch catches. Avant has 37 receptions on third down, including 32 that have resulted in first downs. "Jason plays the game of football the right way, he competes on a daily basis, whether it's in the game or in practice," Reid said.

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