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January 12, 2016 11:52 PM
Chiefs' Jason Avant: Heads into free agency following slow season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Avant finished the 2015 season with just 15 catches for 119 yards on 24 targets.

The veteran wideout struggled to find the field consistently, and averaged less than a grab per game as a result. He signed just one-year contract with the Chiefs before the 2015 campaign, and could be a candidate for retirement in the offseason if he can't find work elsewhere.

November 23, 2015 06:01 PM
Chiefs' Jason Avant: Two grabs Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson caught both of the two passes thrown his way Sunday for 26 yards against the Chargers.

Avant continues to work in a limited role, but did see 34 snaps to rank third among receivers Sunday. He'll face a decent matchup next Sunday against a Bills team allowing 251.9 passing yards per game, but doesn't present a reliable option given the usual offensive gameplan.

October 26, 2015 06:17 PM
Chiefs' Jason Avant: Limited action Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Avant saw limited action in Sunday's game against the Steelers, collecting two passes for 11 yards.

Avant hauled in both of his targets on the day, but saw limited action despite being the Chiefs third option at receiver in the absence of Jeremy Maclin (concussion). He'll likely continue to see the field in a limited fashion, but won't see enough volume to be worthy of fantasy consideration in most formats.

October 5, 2015 07:11 PM
Chiefs wide receiver Jason Avant caught four passes for 43 yards in Sunday's game against the Bengals.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chiefs wide receiver Jason Avant caught four passes for 43 yards in Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Avant's four grabs and 43 yards marks his highest output through the first four weeks this season. Regardless, he's still just totaled 51 yards on six catches this season, and remains on the periphery of the Chiefs' offensive plans.

September 29, 2015 05:43 PM
Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson was held without a catch in the Monday night game against Green Bay.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson was held without a catch in the Monday night game against Green Bay.

Wilson was targeted just once when he wasn't looking, and played fewer reps than rookie Chris Conley and veteran Jason Avant. Even if Wilson does start, he can't be relied upon given that he has just three catches for 25 yards through three weeks this season.

September 29, 2015 05:41 PM
Chiefs receiver Jason Avant caught just two passes for eight yards in the defeat to Green Bay on Monday night.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chiefs receiver Jason Avant caught just two passes for eight yards in the defeat to Green Bay on Monday night.

The veteran was targeted four times. The fact that the Chiefs were behind the entire second half likely played into his boosted playing time, however, so he'll likely continue seeing limited action, with a ceiling near the 38 snaps (54 percent) he saw against the Packers.

September 19, 2015 06:10 PM
Chiefs WR Jason Avant played just nine snaps in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chiefs wide receiver Jason Avant (hip) played just nine snaps in Thursday's game against the Broncos.

Avant has been listed on the injury report with a hip issue, but his full participation in practice this week likely indicates that's not the reason he's barely playing. The Chiefs tend to employ many heavy sets with multiple tight ends, and the Chiefs seem set to give De'Anthony Thomas more snaps. Both of theses factors will likely limit Avant's playing time on Sundays.

September 16, 2015 02:50 PM
Chiefs' Maclin among a long list of players probable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (back) is among the 14 players the Chiefs list as probable for Thursday night's game against the Broncos. The same applies to fellow wideouts Albert Wilson, De'Anthony Thomas and Jason Avant.

Maclin is looking to build off a Week 1 effort in which he caught 5-of-9 targets for 52 yards in the Chiefs' 27-20 win over the Texans.

June 1, 2015 03:36 PM
Chiefs re-sign Jason Avant, Richard Gordon and Kelcie McCray
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs are bringing back three players from the 2014 team. 

On Friday, the organization announced that they have re-signed receiver Jason Avant, tight end Richard Gordon and safety Kelcie McCray

Avant was picked up by the Chiefs during the 2014 season after the Panthers released him during the season. With both teams, Avant accounted for 353 yards and a touchdown. 

Gordon spent time with both the Titans and the Chiefs last season and did not record any offensive stats. 

McCray played in all 16 games for the Chiefs a year ago and recorded 11 tackles. 

June 2, 2015 04:38 AM
Chiefs receivers held without a touchdown yet again in 20-12 loss
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Chiefs wide receivers were kept out of the end zone for the 16th straight week in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Dwayne Bowe had six catches for 57 yards and Jason Avant had four for 37 yards.

Running backs De'Anthony Thomas and Jamaal Charles had 11 catches for 95 yards as well. 

The Chiefs have still not had a receiving touchdown since Week 15 of the 2013 season. 

They will have a chance to break the streak in Week 17 against the Chargers.

June 2, 2015 04:56 AM
Jason Avant paces Chiefs' receivers in Week 14 loss
by Larry Hartstein |

Jason Avant led Chiefs' receivers with five catches for 64 yards in the loss at Arizona. He was targeted seven times. Albert Wilson hauled in four of eight targets for 53 yards, and Dwayne Bowe secured two of three targets for 29 yards.

They'll face the Raiders in Week 15.

June 2, 2015 05:05 AM
Chiefs' pass catchers post mediocre performances vs. Broncos
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce led the team with just 36 receiving yards Sunday, catching all three of his targets in his team's 29-16 loss to the Broncos in Week 13.

It was a rough day all around for the Kansas City offense, which managed only 151 total yards despite scoring two touchdowns and a field goal. New addition Jason Avant followed Kelce on the leaderboard with 30 yards while catching two of his four targets. Tight end Anthony Fasano made his only reception count, hauling in a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Nominal No. 1 receiver Dwayne Bowe only managed to catch two of his five targets for just 18 yards while wide receiver Donnie Avery caught one of his two targets for 20 yards.

The Chiefs passing attack will look to deliver a much stronger performance against the Cardinals in Week 14.

June 2, 2015 05:17 AM
Jason Avant signs with Chiefs Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Jason Avant has signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to his agent on Friday, via the NFL Network. Avant, 31, was waived by the Panthers on Tuesday. In 11 games with Carolina this season, he caught 21 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown.

June 2, 2015 05:22 AM
Panthers waive Jason Avant, promote De'Andre Presley to active roster
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Panthers have announced they've waived wide receiver Jason Avant Tuesday. To replace Avant, the Panthers promoted wide receiver De’Andre Presley from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

In 11 games, Avant has 21 receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown. Coach Ron Rivera indicated the team would like to give its younger receivers more of an opportunity.

June 2, 2015 05:45 AM
Panthers' Jason Avant, Brandon Williams do little Week 9
by Chris Cwik |

Panthers pass catchers Jason Avant and Brandon Williams did little Week 9 against the Saints.

Avant hauled in just one pass, gaining 8 yards. Williams wasn't much better, gaining 6 yards on his only reception. Williams nearly scored on the play, but he was ruled down a few yards short of the goal line. 

Both players will look for more Week 10 against the Eagles. 

June 2, 2015 05:51 AM
Panthers backup runners do little Week 8
by Chris Cwik |

The Panthers backup running backs did little Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Carolina was content to run with Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton most of the game. Chris Ogbonnaya had just one carry, picking up nine yards. Wideout Jason Avant even managed a carry, but gained just one yard. Darrin Reaves also gained one yard on his only carry.

They'll look for more Week 9 against the Saints. 

June 2, 2015 05:58 AM
Panthers WRs Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant held in check Week 7
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Panthers wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant were both held under 25 receiving yards in a disappointing Week 7 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Cotchery came down with a 5-yard grab in the second quarter for his only catch of the first half. He had two catches the rest of the way and finished with three grabs for 21 yards on eight targets. Avant caught two passes for 6 yards in a 38-17 defeat.

June 2, 2015 06:16 AM
Contingent of Panthers make small contributions to win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Several Panthers pitched in with catches Sunday as their team overcame a deficit to beat Chicago.

Among them were veteran Jerricho Cotchery with three for 36 and Jason Avant with two for 42. Kelvin Benjamin added three receptions for 38 yards while Brenton Bersin caught one for 21, tight end Ed Dickson two for 16 and Philly Brown one for four yards. Brown added two carries for 22 yards.

June 2, 2015 06:29 AM
Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant practicing
by Larry Hartstein |

Panthers receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant, who are both dealing with hamstring injuries, practiced Wednesday, reports the Charlotte Observer. Carolina visits the Ravens on Sunday.

June 2, 2015 06:32 AM
Panthers get offensive contributions
by Larry Hartstein |

The Panthers got some minor contributions in their Week 3 loss to the Steelers. Wideout Brenton Bersin made a 29-yard catch, and receiver Jason Avant caught two of six targets for 12 yards.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/210
Birthdate:
04/20/1983
Age:
38
Hometown:
Chicago, IL, USA
School:
Michigan
NFL Experience:
11
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