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Jeremy Maclin says he’ll be ready for spring work

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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.

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16 Responses to “Jeremy Maclin says he’ll be ready for spring work”
  1. daddyb1gdrawz says: Jan 3, 2014 11:05 AM

    Has this guy missed more games than he has played in Philly? It just seems as if he is always on the injury report in some way. Whether it is a hamstring or ACL he is always hurt.

  2. xxsweepthelegxx says: Jan 3, 2014 11:05 AM

    Dude is a good football player….not following the Eagles much (Pats fan) I totally forgot his early season injury. I wonder how his season would have gone with Chip, Fowles and company??? He seemed to be the best WR on the team in 2012 IMO.

    Hopefully he gets healed up and returns to Philly, it’s a fun offense to watch

  3. eagleseagleseagles says: Jan 3, 2014 11:07 AM

    I hope he comes back to Philly. This dude is a role model on and off the field and I can’t even imagine how much better the offense would be had he not been injured. Maclin at 1, Desean at 2 or 3 and Riley at 2 or 3 and Avant at 4 is straight up scary in Chip’s offense. GO EAGLES!

  4. flavordave says: Jan 3, 2014 11:08 AM

    Another massive weapon reloaded for Chip Kellys 11 headed offensive monster machine tour 2014. I love it!

  5. murphyboy9 says: Jan 3, 2014 11:16 AM

    Both will be resigned, cooper will take avants spot. With J Mac and Jackson your starters. Also the Eagles play the Saints this Saturday.

  6. jaybshah85 says: Jan 3, 2014 11:17 AM

    Eagles playing against PACKERS???

  7. tvjules says: Jan 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    When healthy, he delivers. Take note FF players.

  8. icanspeel says: Jan 3, 2014 11:27 AM

    I totally forgot about him.. Imagine how more dangerous the Eagles offense would be with him in it too.

  9. bighandssmallfeet says: Jan 3, 2014 11:29 AM

    Bring him back,on a one year deal. Let him show he can flourish in Chipper’s offense. Then lock him up,with D Jax’s and Coop, for years to come. E-A-G-L-E-S. Go Birds!!!

  10. nceaglesfan says: Jan 3, 2014 11:43 AM

    Maclin and Cooper should both remain Eagles. Marlin is a No. 1 on all but a handful of teams. Cooper is a weapon. Great hands, good routes and excellent red zone size. Avant is most likely replaced by a younger version although his presence in the locker room and his leadership will be missed.

  11. rottz says: Jan 3, 2014 11:44 AM

    I hope Philly fans keep thinking he’s always injured since he only missed 5 games in 4 years before this the acl injury. Maclin just needs to come back to Missouri and sign with the Chiefs. Reid needs a fast WR opposite Bowe!

  12. razorbyrd says: Jan 3, 2014 11:51 AM

    Cooper has proven himself in Kelly’s system, and the whole preseason incident doesn’t seem to have affected the team, so sign him to a 4 year deal…

    Maclin deserves a shot, ink him to a “prove yourself” 1 year deal…

    as for tomorrow night:
    E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!!!

  13. kehav1 says: Jan 3, 2014 11:52 AM

    Jmac is a pretty good receiver. We didn’t have a stable qb situation , but riley cooper was a beast with floes and so was djax… Maybe JMac can also become a good one.

  14. beils3 says: Jan 3, 2014 12:39 PM

    We need him in Philly!! The Eagles need to resign him.

  15. kcflake says: Jan 3, 2014 1:13 PM

    Sign Him Chiefs! Reunite him with Andy Reid. He made noise at Mizzou in College. Reunite him with Chase Daniel. Sign Him. Would be a Stud for the Chiefs.

  16. sumkat says: Jan 4, 2014 12:22 AM

    We’ll have to see how it shakes out. Personally, I would like to see them sign Maclin to a 1-2 year deal, to prove he’s healthy (I don’t think there’s much doubt he can excel in this system…if healthy). Avant’s gotta go. As much as I like the guy, he just doesn’t make enough plays anymore.

    Cooper, I’d take a wait and see. He has certainly played much better than I thought he would, but with the amount of cap space the Eagles have, and IMO, the good chance that offensive players are going to WANT to come play for Chip, I’d hold off on giving him a deal until I saw what else was out there. I don’t think any other team is going to jump on him day 1, so see if you can upgrade the spot, and if not come back to Cooper. I think he’d be willing to give the Eagles a chance to match any offer (even though he doesn’t have to) after how they stuck by him this off-season. He’d probably be out of the league for good right now if they released him. Only other team with a chance to touch him would of been KC, and I doubt Reid would of wanted to bring in that kind of distraction his first off-season

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