Jason Avant signs with Panthers

Submitted by UMClassOf2018 on April 7th, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Don't know how to embed tweets, but its all over twitter, including from the Panthers' official account. Should be a good signing for them



April 7th, 2014 at 7:05 PM ^

A lot of people on this board are Lions fans. The Lions are in need of a guy to compliment Calvin, especially since we no longer have Burleson. The Lions also have a history of using their high picks on receivers through the Matt Millen era, which produced the worst team in the history of football (Yeah, he picked Calvin, but that was no-brainer).

Bringing Avant back to the state of Michigan would have not only provided a strong locker room presence that is lacking in the organization, but also would alleviate our need for another receiver, allowing us to draft a different position of need. It would also give us a former Wolverine to root for on the team.

So, for me, this has to do with the Lions.

Mr. Yost

April 7th, 2014 at 8:40 PM ^

Other than locker room precence?

With the Rookie Contract scale you can get the same WR, who is young and for half the price.

The Lions don't have a boat load of cap room, there is no point in getting another FA WR.


April 7th, 2014 at 9:16 PM ^

I grew up a lions fan. My dad had season tickets in Tiger Stadium and the Dullgraydome.

By the time I got to Ann Arbor, they were challenging for a playoff spot for the second time in my young life. (The first time they lost 5-2 to Dallas. Yes, that is a football playoff score.) But back to 1981, the terrible towel gang lost on the last sunday to Tampa bay at home. I gave up on them at that point.

About 11 years later the lions won their first and only playoff game in my lifetime on the back of one of the three best RBs in NFL history, who later walked away from the game and his team in his prime.

What the lions need most at this point is for fans to walk away and force the Fords to give em up.

Gulo Gulo Luscus

April 7th, 2014 at 7:59 PM ^

I don't really care for the Bears, but they needed to fill a slot position between 2 studs on the outside (sound familiar, Lions fans?) and went with... Domenik Hixon, a poor man's Jason Avant.

Marley Nowell

April 7th, 2014 at 8:29 PM ^

I assume the Panthers are going to draft a WR after jettisoning their entire reciving corps but I still see Avant as a fulltime starter and he probably starts out as the #1 WR