The Philadelphia Eagles have made it official. They have announced they’ve released wide receiver Jason Avant:
After eight years with the team, #Eagles release WR Jason Avant.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 4, 2014
EAGLES, JEREMY MACLIN AGREE TO ONE-YEAR DEAL
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with receiver Jeremy Maclin, according to ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Maclin, who is coming off last year’s torn ACL, was expected to be pursued by the Jets and Broncos if he became a free agent.
Maclin will now join DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper as the Top 3 receivers for the Eagles in 2014. The deal Maclin signed is more of a prove-it contract to show his knee is 100 percent.
In 2012, Maclin had 69 catches for 857 yards and seven touchdowns. He has 258 catches for 3,453 yards and 26 touchdowns in his five-year career. (Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
EAGLES RE-SIGN WR COOPER; MACLIN CONTRACT STILL IN THE WORKS
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed wide receiver Riley Cooper to a five-year contract extension worth $25 million, ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.
Cooper is coming back to the Eagles in 2014, and he will look to build off his performance in 2013 when he had 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Eagles are now trying to lock up receiver Jeremy Maclin. But the sides are not close to a deal as we first reported.
Maclin would likely sign a one-year “show us you can stay healthy” deal since he’s coming off last year’s torn ACL. (Photo: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
EAGLES SIGN C JASON KELCE TO SEVEN-YEAR EXTENSION
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed center Jason Kelce to a seven-year contract extension worth $37.5 million with $13 million in guaranteed money, ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.
"Jason is the epitome of the type of player we want around here, both on and off the field," coach Chip Kelly said via the team’s official website. "He’s tough, extremely intelligent and is a leader by his actions and by his words. His athleticism is something that really sticks out when you watch him play. There aren’t many centers that can get down the field like he does."
Kelce was a 6th-round draft pick by the Eagles in 2011 and excelled last year in Kelly’s system. He started all 16 games for the second time in his three-year career, helping to pave the way for the top rushing offense in the NFL.
"You just don’t see many interior linemen with the athleticism that Jason Kelce possesses," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement. "It shows up on film many times where you just see him 10 or 15 yards down the field making blocks. His intelligence, work ethic and pride in his game are just off the charts. He’s the proverbial gym rat and is always at the NovaCare Complex working on his game. This was the first off-season we had to re-sign Jason and we jumped all over the opportunity." (Photo: philadelphieagles.com)
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed OT Jason Peters to a four year $41.3 million contract, including $19.55 guaranteed.