Monday, March 8, 2010

Eagles extend Jason Avant for 5 more years

While the Eagles still haven't signed any new faces this offseason, they have been sure to keep some familiar ones around.

Wide receiver Jason Avant, who is coming off his best year in the NFL (41 catches, 587 yards), has agreed to a 5 year contract extension with the Eagles. Avant, who was a restricted free agent, proved to be a valuable contributor last season, making tough catches in big situations. While he will never be a big play receiver that puts up huge numbers, when you have speed guys like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin on the outside, you have to have a reliable slot guy like Avant going to work across the middle.

Terms of the contract haven't been announced but you can bet that the Eagles got a pretty good deal. Even with the uncapped year coming up, the Eagles are going to remain their usual cost-conscious selves.

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