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Panthers sign former Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant to one-year deal

(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Veteran Receiver Jason Avant joins a new receiving corps in Carolina. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Carolina Panthers announced they have signed former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant to a one-year contract.

Avant, a former fourth-round draft pick, had 38 receptions for 447 yards and two touchdowns last season.  He played eight seasons with the Eagles before being released March 4. Over those eight years with the Eagles, Avant reeled in 297 receptions for 3,646 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Carolina Head Coach Ron Rivera:

"We are happy to have Jason with the Panthers," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He provides a versatile player at receiver and brings good size as well as experience to the position."

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Avant joins fellow Carolina newcomers Jerricho Cotchery and Tiquan Underwood at wide receiver.
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