The Chiefs signed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin this week, reuniting him with coach Andy Reid and others who were in the Eagles organization earlier in Maclin’s career.
On Friday, they re-signed a player that Maclin also knows from his days in Philly. The Chiefs announced that they have re-signed wide receiver Jason Avant, who joined them in November after an uneventful stint with the Panthers.
Avant caught 13 passes for 152 yards in five games with the team and his return extends a working relationship with Reid that dates back to when the Eagles picked Avant in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. Avant was never the most dynamic receiver, but he’s been a reliable possession receiver throughout his career and could remain one for a receiving corps that’s still thin beyond Maclin.
The team also announced that they’ve re-signed tight end Richard Gordon and safety Kelcie McCray. McCray had 11 tackles while playing mostly on special teams in all 16 games last year while Gordon had one catch in four games with the Chiefs in the last two seasons.