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Philadelphia Eagles set to cut wide receiver Avant

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The Philadelphia Eagles have a whole host of talented players on the offensive side of the ball and could be set to let one go.

With Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper priorities to be re-signed before becoming free agents, wide receiver Jason Avant is the odd one out and set to leave according to Jeff McLane of 

Avant is scheduled to count $3.96 million against the cap in 2014 and has a roster bonus of $1 million due on March 15, which would be the two leading reasons why the team would move on without him.

Last year, Avant caught 38 passes for 447 yards and two touchdowns, down from 2012, when he totalled 53 catches for 648 yards. 

If the 30-year old is let go as expected, the Kansas City Chiefs could be very interested in picking him up in free agency. KC boasts Avant's old head coach Andy Reid and wide receivers coach David Culley, who was with Avant in Philadelphia.

McLane reports that Avant had a good relationship with Culley, and taking into account the Chiefs need for a receiver to complement Dwayne Bowe, Avant seems like an obvious choice to become Alex Smith's new number two guy.

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