Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 5/30/13
A lot of PR juice out there about Eagles' WR Jason Avant being challenged to step up and take over a leadership role not just on the offense but on the team... That's a lot of pressure to put on a guy who's simply trying to make the team. It sure doesn't help when your new head coach says, "Hey buddy! How's about taking some reps at cornerback?" That would be a "Yikes!" moment for me if I were Avant.         Jason Avant (# 81) is in his 8th year now out of Michigan...6-0, 212, he was drafted in the 4th round by the Eagles in 2006... He's nearing the end of a fairly lucrative contact extension, and may be considered expendable if Chip Kelly doesn't "feel" him as a leader of the offense at the slot-receiver position... He’s not flashy, he’s not even a full-time starter — and under the new regime of head coach Chip Kelly, it’s not even a certainty that he’ll be with the Birds come September. I really dig Avant's hands but some may question his r...
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