On Tuesday, the Panthers admitted that the plan wasn't all working. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Avant has been waived, according to a source informed of the move.
"I've been in the league a long time," Avant said after the game, via The Charlotte Observer. "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. 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."