It is past the time to be concerned about Jeremy Maclin’s health.
The Eagles wide receiver, who has been struggling with an undisclosed illness for at least five months, left training camp to undergo more testing in his hometown of St. Louis according to WIP’s Howard Eskin and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Coach Andy Reid has said publicly that he expects Maclin to be ready for the opener, but let’s look at the facts. The guy hasn’t been cleared for football activities because of an illness that has bothered him for almost half a year. He lost weight at one point.
Either the Eagles know the problem and they aren’t telling the public, or they legitimately have no idea what’s going on or how to treat it. The second option would be more worrisome.
Signing Steve Smith on Wednesday is another sign the Eagles may be more concerned than they are letting on.