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Chiefs Officially Sign WR Jason Avant, Place WR A.J. Jenkins On I.R.

Update:

The Kansas City Chiefs officially announced the signing of veteran WR Jason Avant Friday night.

  • To make room for Avant, the Chiefs have placed WR A.J. Jenkins on season-ending injured reserve.

Jenkins, 25, wound up missing the past few games due to a shoulder injury. He still has one year remaining on his four-year, $6.947 million rookie contract and is slated to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.

Jenkins’ 2014 season ends with him appearing in nine games and recording nine receptions for 93 yards.

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Aaron Wilson is now reporting that the Chiefs are in fact signing WR Jason Avant to a contract.

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Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Kansas City Chiefs worked out veteran WR Jason Avant on Friday and could sign him to a contract following his visit.

The Panthers waived Avant a few days ago to give some of their younger receivers an opportunity to see more playing time.

The Chiefs came up as a potential option for Avant given the fact that Andy Reid spent a number of years working with him in Philadelphia.

On top of that, Kansas City is dealing with a number of injuries at receiver to go along with some underwhelming play from their current group of receivers.

Avant, 31, spent eight years with the Eagles before he signed one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Panthers back in March as they tried to around out their receiving corps.

This season, Avant has appeared in 11 games and recorded 21 receptions for 201 yards receiving and a touchdown.

We’ll have more updates as the news is available.