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Eagles list both starting receivers as questionable

Eagles Maclin and Jackson celebrate Maclin's touchdown against the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas Reuters

The Eagles won’t know until Sunday whether they’ll have their two starting receivers on the field when they take on the Ravens.

Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson are both listed as questionable and will be game-time decisions for Sunday, Eagles coach Andy Reid said today.

The good news for Eagles fans is that when Reid was asked what the team will do if neither player can play, Reid indicated that he hasn’t even thought about it. So he’s apparently very confident that at least one — and quite likely both — of his questionable receivers will be on the field.

Maclin, who had seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown in Week One, has been dealing with a hip pointer. Jackson, who had four catches for 77 yards in the opener, has a hamstring injury.

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8 Responses to “Eagles list both starting receivers as questionable”
  1. flyerscup2010 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:34 PM

    Well, to be fair, he’s either very confident or he’s very incompetent. Hoping former, leaning latter.

  2. upperdecker19 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:57 PM

    He’ll still dial up 50+ passing plays

  3. duncanthecat says: Sep 14, 2012 2:29 PM

    DeSean’s hammy unexpectedly heads south rather than face Ray Lewis and Co.

    What a wuss!

  4. randallflagg52 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:50 PM

    The only one I’m worried about as a Raven fan is Maclin. He’s one heck of a player. Jackson on the other hand is an overrated one trick pony who I hope gets to play.

    Either way they could have Andre and Calvin Johnson as well as Jerry Rice in his prime, but it won’t change the fact that Mike Vick is the QB. They’d be better off with Foles.

  5. narfmoo12 says: Sep 14, 2012 3:28 PM

    randallflagg52 says:
    Sep 14, 2012 2:50 PM
    The only one I’m worried about as a Raven fan is Maclin. He’s one heck of a player. Jackson on the other hand is an overrated one trick pony who I hope gets to play.

    Either way they could have Andre and Calvin Johnson as well as Jerry Rice in his prime, but it won’t change the fact that Mike Vick is the QB. They’d be better off with Foles.

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    Jackson is a one trick pony? …. Says the guy with Torrey Smith on his team.

  6. ppdoc13 says: Sep 14, 2012 4:47 PM

    Actually Torrey smith has turned himself into a more complete receiver by working hard and practicing all winter. And mesean is like another Philly great, AI who was quoted as saying “practice? Practice? Come on man we’re talking about practice”. That is why Torrey will have a great career and desean will always frustrate and underachieve. This is why desean lasted to the second round. Torrey was always second round material because he was so raw. Desean was much more accomplished coming out of college

  7. randallflagg52 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:18 PM

    Last year Torrey Smith may have been a one tric pony, but look at the preseason game against Jax and tell me Torrey is still a one trick pony. He ran every type of route and tore it up. He has improved while Desean is still afraid to run over the middle, he has been since that Robinson on Atlanta blew him up. By the end of the year it will be obvious to all that Torrey is the better player than Mesean.

  8. jelliot1978 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:52 PM

    One trick pony? Deep threat, punt return threat, end around threat that looks like three to me but I had to take my shoes off to do the math……DeSean is not the greatest receiver and can get taken out of games by fast physical DBs or by jamming and shadowing. He supposedly improved his work ethic this offseason but I think we need to wait before agreeing that he has changed. Maclin is the better all-around player but Jackson does force defenses to pay attention to him which helps the other receivers. To be honest the player Baltimore should worry about the most is the one player who won’t get used correctly by Andy ‘I don’t run’ Reid is McCoy. If Philly got back to their screen offense and draw plays then McCoy would be the focus of the offense and would probably help out Vick a considerable amount. Though I am not sure any amount of help will make him a 100mil QB.

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