CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Panthers announced they've signed free agent wide receiver Jason Avant to a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not released Monday.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Avant spent his first eight seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Last season he started a career-high 13 games and had 38 receptions for 447 yards and two touchdowns, but was not re-signed. Those numbers were down from his previous three seasons in which Avant averaged 52 receptions and 633 yards receiving per year.
Coach Ron Rivera says in release that Avant "provides a versatile player at receiver and brings good size as well as experience to the position."
A fourth-round pick in 2006, Avant has played in 116 during his career with 297 catches for 3,646 yards and 12 TDs.
The Carolina Panthers have signed former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant to a one-year contract.
The 30-year old started 13 games for the Eagles this past season. He racked up 447 yards and two touchdowns.
The Panthers will have a lot of new faces at the receiver position in 2014. Steve Smith, Brandon Lafell and Ted Ginn Jr. are among the players not returning for the Panthers.