The Eagles will face the Saints in a playoff game on Saturday night, which will mark the 17th game they’ve played this season without wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
Maclin tore his ACL in July, causing him to miss the entire season. Maclin said Thursday, via the Philadelphia Inquirer, that he is doing well in his rehab and expects to be ready for the start of spring workouts.
Now he just needs to figure out what team he’ll be working out with come April. Maclin is set to become a free agent in March and the injury complicates the outlook for a player who appeared set for a solid contract had injury not interfered. Depending on how the rest of the receiver market shakes out, Maclin may have to settle for a one-year deal to prove he’s physically sound and worthy of a longer commitment.
Riley Cooper is also set to become a free agent, leaving the Eagles with some decisions to make at the position once the football playing part of their year comes to an end.