Skip to content

Texans trade Jeff Maehl to Eagles


Another player who played for coach Chip Kelly at Oregon will be joining him in Philadelphia.

The Eagles have announced that they have acquired wide receiver Jeff Maehl in a trade with the Texans for offensive lineman Nate Menkin. Maehl played for Kelly for four years in Eugene, the first two when Kelly was the offensive coordinator, and finished his college career tied for the top spot on the school’s all-time reception and receiving touchdown lists.

Maehl hasn’t been as prolific in the pros. He made the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and played three games for them in 2011 without catching a pass. His familiarity with Kelly may help him in the quest for a job, but it will more likely be as a special teamer than as a replacement for Jeremy Maclin and/or Arrelious Benn in the offense.

Menkin spent training camp with the Texans last year before being cut. The Eagles picked him up on waivers, but he didn’t play a game with them before winding up on injured reserve with rather painful sounding fractured cartilage in his throat. He gives Houston some depth with offensive linemen Wade Smith and Brennan Williams currently down with injuries.

Permalink 34 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Home, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Rumor Mill
34 Responses to “Texans trade Jeff Maehl to Eagles”
  1. eaglesfan036 says: Aug 12, 2013 5:29 PM

    Seems like a good trade for both sides. Menkin likely wasn’t making the team and Maehl can compete for a receiver spot.

  2. texansfan13 says: Aug 12, 2013 5:39 PM

    Finally got rid of this guy. Not sure why it took so long.

  3. weaponxdawk says: Aug 12, 2013 5:40 PM

    Get Terrell Owens already!
    Love this trade though.

  4. tencharge says: Aug 12, 2013 5:43 PM

    He can hang out with Riley Cooper.

  5. gloryfromheaven says: Aug 12, 2013 6:00 PM

    Try him out at Kick Returns and Punt Returns, Jacoby Jones and Trindon Holliday were able to succeed doing that after they left Houston lol…

  6. 49erstim says: Aug 12, 2013 6:02 PM

    Getting the band back together!

  7. gaylesaunders says: Aug 12, 2013 6:06 PM

    Welcome to the Nest Jeff! #FlyEaglesFly

  8. afrancis55 says: Aug 12, 2013 6:12 PM

    Must suck hearing that you have to pack up and move to that dumpy city of Philadelphia. I feel bad for the guy.

  9. eagles01fan says: Aug 12, 2013 6:39 PM

    We already have a good recieving scuad, why didnt we get a good defender instead?

  10. 4getu says: Aug 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    Aug 12, 2013, 4:12 PM MDT

    Lol! Yeah, because everybody wishes they could live in HOUSTON. Clown

  11. therealtrenches says: Aug 12, 2013 6:57 PM

    Cue the very boring, and poorly informed “Kelly = Spurrier” comments.

  12. natelan69 says: Aug 12, 2013 6:58 PM

    4getu says:
    Aug 12, 2013 6:41 PM
    Aug 12, 2013, 4:12 PM MDT

    Lol! Yeah, because everybody wishes they could live in HOUSTON. Clown
    We pity you all.
    -San Diego

  13. phinfan says: Aug 12, 2013 7:05 PM

    He’s not white… Riley is going to be mad.

  14. djaehne says: Aug 12, 2013 7:11 PM

    Would love some of that San Diego weather in Houston. Nothing but heat here in Houston.

  15. irishkid1982 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:14 PM

    Poorly informed? I’m an Eagles fan but you can’t deny the similarities. At the time Spurrier was the hottest NCAA coach who ran a spunky, gimmicky, ahead of the game offense at Florida that was said to be made for college and not the pros. He went out and starting rounding up former players left and right much like Kelly has done. The only difference so far is that Spurrier felt the need to push the issue of scoring and winning in his first pre-season game.

  16. birdbrainsnj says: Aug 12, 2013 7:15 PM

    @afrancis hey doofus, you do realize almost every eagle player lives in a very upscale part of southern jersey with multimillion dollar mansions which is a 20 minute ride over a bridge. Also only a 30 minute ride opposite way to white sand beaches. Yeah, it’s awful. Lol

  17. jaredo10 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:23 PM

    redneck country in Houston or city of brotherly love ? hmmm tough one

  18. rg3enoughsaid says: Aug 12, 2013 7:25 PM

    Spurrier 2.0

  19. cantk3 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:39 PM

    If Maehl is competeing for a wr spot y’all have a long season coming in the city of brotherly love! Haha man he was problay the 10th wr back in houston oh well everybody can’t be good

  20. 4getu says: Aug 12, 2013 7:40 PM


    No need to pity. I live in colorado, I like the thin air and snowboarding. Bleaching your hair and sipping piña coladas on a beach isn’t for everyone. But I am a huge fan of Ron Burgundy

  21. officialgame says: Aug 12, 2013 7:48 PM

    Houston is nice if you like living in a sauna.

  22. elmaxoh says: Aug 12, 2013 8:07 PM

    Another Oregon player sign/trade by the Eagles.

  23. tombstone7 says: Aug 12, 2013 8:12 PM

    Maehl is great young man. I watched him play for 4 years and it’s unfair to characterize him in the same breath as Cooper.

  24. bdl08 says: Aug 12, 2013 8:15 PM

    natelan69 | Aug 12, 2013, 5:58 PM CDT
    4getu says:
    Aug 12, 2013 6:41 PM
    Aug 12, 2013, 4:12 PM MDT

    Lol! Yeah, because everybody wishes they could live in HOUSTON. Clown
    We pity you all.
    -San Diego


    Says the guy with one of the worst franchises in the NFL. Enjoy the basement of the AFCW

  25. briang123 says: Aug 12, 2013 8:17 PM

    I grew up in South Philly and now live in Breaking Bad territory. If it wasn’t for the taxes, I’d pick San Diego over anywhere in the United States. It’s not even close.

  26. razorbyrd says: Aug 12, 2013 8:42 PM

    I think the main reason Kelly traded for JM is to help the current crop of WR’s adapt to his system, just like signing Dixon was to help the QB’s…

    I don’t think either player makes the 53 man roster

  27. kahunanc says: Aug 12, 2013 9:46 PM

    San Diego weather second to none. Kelly is the second coming. Not of Vermeil. Not of the Swamper. Not of Buddy. Nor even Ray Rhodes or AR. He is not as lazy or arrogant as Spurrier. But he is in Philly. And works for Jeff and Howie who will throw him under the bus. Book it.

  28. mackcarrington says: Aug 12, 2013 10:15 PM

    Interesting that none of the Eagles players actually live in the state of Pennsylvania.

  29. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 13, 2013 7:39 AM

    Spurrier tried this tact in DC. Doesn’t work.

  30. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    natelan69 says: Aug 12, 2013 6:58 PM

    @4getu says
    Lol! Yeah, because everybody wishes they could live in HOUSTON. Clown
    We pity you all.
    -San Diego

    Hate to say it but he’s right… I bleed green but live in San Diego and it’s paradise. Best part is I can attend live nfl games cheap due to how crappy the Chargers are 🙂

  31. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 13, 2013 10:59 AM

    According to Businessweek “Best cities to live” Houston comes in at 22 and Philly at 24. Fairly close actually.

    I’ve been to Philly several times and its a pretty nice city. Much more urban than Houston.

    To the people who think Houston is nothing but a bunch of hicks have never been here. Houston is one of the most internationally diverse cities in the country. And walk around downtown for a day and I dare you to find ONE person wearing a cowboy hat….

  32. solis2330 says: Aug 13, 2013 2:09 PM

    He has the potential to be a good dependable receiver, just was never given a real shot.

  33. phillybirds22 says: Aug 14, 2013 5:44 PM

    I could see this guy making some BIG plays for Philly this year. Nice front office move

  34. oldbyrd says: Aug 15, 2013 8:16 AM

    That’s it! The missing piece. SUPER BOWL

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!