Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin made it all the way through the Eagles’ 17-16 win in Cleveland Sunday, but it came at a price.
Coach Andy Reid said Monday that Maclin is “pretty sore” after suffering a hip pointer during the win. Reid said that the team will monitor him all week, but that he was impressed with the way Maclin battled through the pain on Sunday.
“As you know with hip pointers, those things hurt you a lot more the next couple of plays than they do when they actually happen,” Reid said, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. “But he battled through it. I give him credit for that. He battled through it and got himself through the pain.”
Maclin was a key presence for the Eagles offensively, leading the team with seven catches for 96 yards, so it doesn’t seem like there’s a great threat of him missing Week Two. It does highlight the overall lack of health at the position for the Eagles. Jason Avant hurt his wrist against the Browns and Riley Cooper is still trying to return from a broken collarbone, which leaves just DeSean Jackson and Damaris Johnson as totally healthy Eagles receivers.
The Eagles will likely see how Avant and Maclin progress before making any decisions, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them shuffle the end of the roster at some point this week for another body at receiver.