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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 acquire S Sims in trade with Browns

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 p.m. ET
The Eagles acquired first-year FS David Sims from the Browns in a trade Friday.

Eagles cuts include CB Hanson, DT Dixon

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
The Eagles released veteran CB Joselio Hanson, DT Antonio Dixon and P Mat McBriar on Friday.

Eagles cut QB Kafka

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
After not finding a trading partner, the Eagles have cut third-year QB Mike Kafka.

Eagles sign DT Cohen, cut LB Simmons

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed DT Landon Cohen on Thursday and cut LB Monte Simmons.

Westbrook retires as an Eagle

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Two-time Pro Bowl RB Brian Westbrook announced his retirement on Wednesday with the Eagles.

Eagles place OT Peters on injury list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
In getting their roster down to 75 players, the Eagles placed OLT Jason Peters on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Eagles trim roster to 80 players

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
The Eagles cut their roster down to 80 on Saturday by waiving 10 players.

Mornhinweg likes Eagles rookie Foles more and more

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg likes what he sees in rookie QB Nick Foles and can dispel a few myths about him.

Hall of Fame Eagles RB Van Buren dies

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
Former Eagles Hall of Fame RB Steve Van Buren died at the age of 91, the team announced Thursday evening. 

Eagles QB Foles to start Friday

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
Eagles head coach Andy Reid confirmed Wednesday that rookie QB Nick Foles will start Friday’s preseason game.

X-rays on Eagles' Vick negative

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:07 p.m. ET
X-rays on Eagles QB Michael Vick's ribs were negative, the club said Monday night.

Rodgers-Cromartie fined $21K for hit on Leftwich

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been fined $21,000 for his unnecessary-roughness penalty committed last Thursday against the Steelers.

Jimmy Carr, former Eagle, dies at 79

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
Jimmy Carr, who won an NFL championship in 1960 with the Eagles, has died in Indiana. He was 79.

Eagles CB Asomugha being evaluated for concussion

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha was involved in a collision during practice Monday and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Thomas to retire as an Eagle

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Eagles announced Monday that OT Tra Thomas will officially retire Thursday.

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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