Eagles expected to release Jason Avant

The Philadelphia Eagles have some decisions to make with their receivers, given two entering free agency.

As a result, it appears the organization is expected to release another receiver. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are expected to part ways with veteran wideout Jason Avant.

Avant was slated to count almost $4 million against the cap in 2014. With Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper hitting the market at the same time, the Eagles will likely need to create some cap relief to get both of the younger receivers locked up.

Avant's contributions have dwindled the past couple of seasons, though he's always been revered as a locker room leader.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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