The Eagles spent last week re-signing several of their pending free agents, including a pair of wide receivers.

This week brings the other side of the transaction wire. With Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin in the fold at receiver for 2014, Jason Avant won’t be. PFT has learned via a league source that the Eagles have released the veteran wideout.

The move was expected even before Cooper and Maclin had officially put pen to paper on new deals with the team. Avant was set to have a cap charge of nearly $4 million and had a $1 million roster bonus due in just under two weeks, which didn’t quite work for a 30-year-old receiver whose most frequently mentioned asset is his strong presence in the locker room. Releasing him clears $3.25 million in space for the Eagles to use going forward.