The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed free agent wide receiver Jason Avant. The team has placed wide receiver A.J. Jenkins on injured reserve.
Avant (6-0, 210) has played in 127 games (52 starts) in nine NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2014) and Philadelphia Eagles (2006-13). His career numbers include 318 receptions for 3,847 yards (12.1 avg.) with 13 touchdowns. Avant spent seven seasons with Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia while Reid served as the Eagles head coach (2006-12). He owns 57 catches of 20-plus yards and has produced 197 first down grabs in his career.
He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (109th overall) of the Eagles in the 2006 NFL Draft. Avant played collegiately at Michigan where he finished third in school history with 169 receptions for 2,247 yards and 13 touchdowns. He prepped at Carver High School in Chicago, Illinois.
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