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

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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.”

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    don’t be silly.

Leave a Reply

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