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Jason Avant cut by Philadelphia Eagles after eight seasons

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The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that they have released wide receiver, Jason Avant.

Avant leaves the franchise after spending eight seasons with the Eagles, and whilst the move had been expected for a number of days, many Eagles fans will be sad to see him go.

Avant was due a $1 million bonus this month which would see his salary as close to $4 million. With three more highly paid receivers (DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, and Jeremy Maclin) already on their books it is believed the franchise were wary of the impact on the salary cap.

He finished last season with 477 yards on 38 receptions, bringing in two touchdown. 

And Avant will leave as the Eagles' 13th all-time top receiver with 3,466 yards total.

The 30 year old will head for free agency with a hugely positive endorsement from his former employers:

"There have not been any players who have represented the Philadelphia Eagles with more class and dignity than Jason Avant," said Chairman Jeffrey Lurie on the decision.

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