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Maclin wants to stay with Eagles, believes he’ll be ready for camp

Jeremy Maclin AP

If healthy, Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin ranks as one of the better free agents at his position.

And Maclin reportedly insists he will be ready for training camp after suffering an ACL tear last July.

“Training camp is no question,” Maclin said Saturday, according to Zach Berman of Philly.com. “OTAs I’ll be able to run around and stuff, probably just without contact. I’m in a very good place at this stage of my rehab.”

Maclin also told Philly.com that he wants to return to Philadelphia.

“I’ve always stated, this is where I want to be,” Maclin said, according to Philly.com. “The Eagles have stated the same thing. We’ll continue to get on the same page with all that and get something done.”

Maclin hauled in 258 passes for 3,453 yards and 26 touchdowns in his first four NFL seasons. He will be 26 in May.

Should Maclin reach free agency, it will be interesting to see what sort of market develops for him. Numerous players have shown an ability to return well from a torn ACL, with Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis a prominent example in 2013.

A first-round pick in 2009, Maclin (6-0, 198) has shown playmaking ability throughout his career, with at least 11 catches of 20 yards or more in all four seasons in which he’s played.

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19 Responses to “Maclin wants to stay with Eagles, believes he’ll be ready for camp”
  1. dickshotdogs says: Feb 15, 2014 5:03 PM

    Patriots.

  2. vysethelegend says: Feb 15, 2014 5:24 PM

    I’d love to see him back in Philly too, provided he stays healthy.

  3. eagleseagleseagles says: Feb 15, 2014 5:25 PM

    I’ve said this all along. Maclin could go anywhere and get slightly more for his services including Kansas City with Andy Reid or New York Jets with Marty M but what is the point if that will be the end of your career. His best chance of reviving a once promising career is with the Eagles in a Chip Kelly offense that will probably be in need of receivers once we cut Jason Avant and someone way overpays for Riley Cooper.

  4. lscratchingthesurface says: Feb 15, 2014 5:28 PM

    A healthy Maclin would be adored in Kansas City!!

  5. vols84 says: Feb 15, 2014 5:29 PM

    We want him in KC. It would be a homecoming of sorts.

  6. thevikesarebest says: Feb 15, 2014 5:33 PM

    Come to the Viking dynasty next season if you want Super Bowl rings.SKOL

  7. jlopez856 says: Feb 15, 2014 5:45 PM

    He is staying with the Eagles back off everybody.

  8. doubleogator says: Feb 15, 2014 5:49 PM

    The Saints need new blood at WR, hope they consider him…

  9. bobbyhoying says: Feb 15, 2014 6:28 PM

    If the Eagles don’t re-sign him nobody else should. The only reason they would pass are concerns about his recovery and who would have more information than they have?

  10. richardmswartz says: Feb 15, 2014 6:36 PM

    This isn’t suprising, I doubt he hits the open market.

  11. garyhd01 says: Feb 15, 2014 7:09 PM

    so lets see if i got it right if he says he wants to stay in philly he has 32 teams he could sign with and if he says he wants out of philly he has 31 teams which is better? you tell me!!

  12. sveltegodzilla says: Feb 15, 2014 7:29 PM

    I will fight every competing contract offer in here, bro

  13. 2013 NFC East Champs says: Feb 15, 2014 7:43 PM

    From 97.5 The Fanatic radio host Jason Ashworth:

    Believe it if you want, but I’m told #Maclin is re-signing with the #Eagles.

    To be announced after the playoffs. His words, “Done Deal.”

  14. sumkat says: Feb 15, 2014 8:00 PM

    Maclin will be back in Philly, maybe not a long term deal, but he wants to be there, and the Eagles want him there. They’ll get something done. My guess is 1 year, 5 mil or so, with a promise of a long term deal if he shows he can stay healthy

    Also, if you look at his numbers, he has always played better with Vick out of the lineup. Foles, Kolb, etc, he was always the go to guy (with Jackson being the big play guy) when Vick was out. I think the Eagles O will be flat out scary with him on the field. Perfect compliment to Djack in a 2 WR set (a little more size would be nice, but would probably hurt his playmaking), and gives the Eagles the ability to put Jackson in the slot in 3 WR sets (if Cooper is back, or if they draft someone). Their biggest problem last year was when team would double Jackson, single up the rest and focus on McCoy, will be MUCH harder to do that with Maclin on the field

  15. steves11 says: Feb 15, 2014 8:09 PM

    The only reason the Eagles wouldn’t bring him back is if they are really concerned about him not being healthy. I don’t believe they think there’s another wide receiver available who would give them better production than a healthy Maclin. If its all about money then Maclin may get a better offer from another team, but I don’t think he’ll hit free agency.

  16. willnit says: Feb 15, 2014 8:36 PM

    Who cares? This guy is another ” bob sanders” type. All the potential, but gets injured. Everytime. Please stay with the eagles.

  17. jredshoes says: Feb 15, 2014 9:42 PM

    The only Chiefs fans who think Maclin will help their problems at receiver are delusional Missouri Tiger fans. Perhaps you should try being objective and realize they probably need someone that hasn’t just undergone ACL reconstruction. If he wants to stay in Philly I hope he gets his wish and does well in his comeback.

  18. evolrider says: Feb 16, 2014 1:17 PM

    I’m a little surprised at all the Eagles fans who want him to come back. While he makes some nice plays downfield he refuses to block and seems to be shaken up after every tackle. Not a winning player.

  19. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 17, 2014 10:23 AM

    Maclin is good.
    he will help any WR core as a above average #2.. (short of Chicago, Arizona & Atlanta)

    don’t be silly.

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