Panthers release veteran wide receiver after he complained about playcalling
Today is a wild day. NFL players are learning that you cannot complain because you will be dealt with. Earlier today Ben Tate, the Browns free agent signing was released after whining about touches. Another player complaining about play calling was Jason Avant, who is no longer with the team today. According to the Panthers twitter account the team released him today.
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The #Panthers have waived WR Jason Avant and promoted WR De’Andre Presley from the practice squad.
This is what Avant said:
“I’ve been in the league a long time. I know two things. You never want to give a team a chance to win a game, with how much time was left on the clock. And asking a kicker to make a 50-yard field goal with the game on the line is rough sledding,” Avant said, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “If that’s the only option, yes. But if it’s not, you want to get as close as you can and think score and play to score a touchdown. Because I’d rather the team have to score a touchdown to win the game than to have to kick a field goal. It’s just a lot different. It’s a 30-yard difference.”