Maclin, Eagles finally work out a deal

On the same day that the Eagles got some very bad news regarding linebacker Stewart Bradley, they’ve gotten some good news on the other side of the ball.

A league source tells us that the Eagles finally have agreed to terms with receiver Jeremy Maclin on a five-year deal.

Per the source, Maclin will pocket $9.5 million in guaranteed money. 

Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports that the deal has a total value of $15.5 million.

Maclin was the nineteenth overall pick in the draft.

23 responses to “Maclin, Eagles finally work out a deal

  1. good he already missed 9 days. you get the idea he wanted to play and didnt want this to get even this long. he’s going to be a good player for a while.

  2. I said yesterday that a deal would be struck by the end of Monday… proof that my crystal ball is working!!
    I’ll be at Eagles training camp tomorrow with my Maclin jersey on… looking forward to seeing Joe Mays take charge at MLB. GO BIRDS

  3. @DaGmen07
    Is that why your boy, Jerry Reese, was trying to trade up to pick #20 so he could grab him before the Eagles picked at #21?
    Jerry Reese has a great eye for talent, and if he wanted Maclin, than that says a lot.
    Besides, Freddie Mitchell signed his rookie contract in time for camp. Try again.

  4. After holding out this long he better be an Einstein to catch up. I’ll be a pessimist about his ability until he proves differently.

  5. Blame it on the system, not just the agent. Something should change, rookies need as much training camp as they can get.

  6. @DaGmen07…
    Maybe he’s the next DeSean Jackson.
    Either way I’d be willing to bet he doesn’t get arrested for shooting himself.

  7. The Giants were trying to trade up for DHB, not Maclin. The Maclin rumor has been debunked by both New York and Philly. This is one of those stories that won’t die no matter how often and how vigorously it’s denied.
    To be honest I’d much rather Maclin than DHB, and I’m damn happy we didn’t trade up for him. But this Maclin bit is false.

  8. bigyetter
    @DaGmen07
    Is that why your boy, Jerry Reese, was trying to trade up to pick #20 so he could grab him before the Eagles picked at #21?
    DaGMen07 didn’t know that until you just told him. Like most Giants fans, he loses interest in football from when the Giants don’t make the playoffs until about week 6, depending on how they’re doing.

  9. It’s great that he’s signed, but honestly he wasn’t going to be a big contributor this year anyway. Crabtree, Maclin and to a lesser extent Nicks are coming out of college offenses that don’t stress route running like the Cal pro-style that DeSean came from. 25-30 catches and a lot of special teams work seems like a reasonable expectation.
    As for the Gints posters, neither your pick nor ours would have made up for losing Plaxico. Whether you want to admit it or not, you’re not the same team without him. Good luck trying to hold teams to 14 points or less, because that’s the only way you’ll win games this year.

  10. DaGMen07, you seem to be really concerned w/ the eagles. Is there a reason for that??? Fear perhaps. Worry about your own team they have their own issues over there. Maclin will be ok, he was in Zona w/ Donavan and the rest of the team. HE can still make an impact on special teams even if it takes him time to get adjusted to the O.

  11. “Maybe he’s the next DeSean Jackson.”
    Is there room enough on one team for two players that are THAT stupid?

  12. Vox,
    TO and Romo played together, so yes. Add in Jerry and “fans” like yourself and Dallas becomes the black hole of stupid, attracting all the stupid in the world with no possibility of escape.

  13. @ Krow – how is it that they were trying to trade up for DHB when he was long gone by the time the Eagles traded up to get Maclin?? They would have traded into the top 6 to get DHB, seeing as he went at #7.

  14. yellowjackets says:
    Blame it on the system, not just the agent. Something should change, rookies need as much training camp as they can get.
    ***
    Agreed. Why are there so many stories about Maclin? He is just like everyone else in the first round….
    And, to the Giant fans… Yes, he mayu turn out to be a bust – just like every player drafted. I will tell you one thing. I would take Philip Rivers and Shawn Merriman over Eli any day.

  15. Kevin…
    I agree with your Maclin season assessment. He may get worked in on returns, relieving DeSean or Quintin.

  16. “I would take Philip Rivers and Shawn Merriman over Eli any day.”
    Interesting. I’d take Greg Jennings over Winston Justice and Broderick Bunkley any day. Troy Polamalu over the entire 2003 Eagirls draft. Demarcus Ware over the 11-man Eagirls draft of 2005, too.

  17. Wow, Vox. The Cowboys are such a consistently strong team in the draft! Your trashtalk and picking specific great players over other teams busts/mediocre players proves it.
    I’m sure the three guys they drafted this year are bound for the hall of fame. But it’s a good thing they sacrificed all those picks for the best receiver in the game – Roy Williams. Ahahahaha!
    44-6

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