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Eagles, Jeremy Maclin agree to one-year deal

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The Eagles continue locking up veteran players before they can hit free agency.

Jeremy Maclin, the veteran wide receiver who has spent his entire career in Philadelphia, has agreed to terms on a new one-year contract. The team announced that the deal was done on Friday afternoon.

Maclin is coming off a 2013 season in which he didn’t play at all, thanks to a torn ACL in training camp. Maclin was insisting on a one-year deal because he’s confident enough in his recovery that he believes he’s ready for a big year in 2014, and he wants to cash in a year from now.

The Eagles’ 2009 first-round draft pick, Maclin has been a solid starter all four years he’s been healthy. If he’s back to his old form this year, a Philadelphia offense that was very good in its first year under Chip Kelly may get better.

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46 Responses to “Eagles, Jeremy Maclin agree to one-year deal”
  1. nfcbeastly says: Feb 28, 2014 3:46 PM

    Kelce Signed, Peters Signed, Maclin Signed, Cooper Signed, next signing = Lombardi Trophy. #birdgang

  2. thevikesarebest says: Feb 28, 2014 3:46 PM

    And after wasting another year in his career with mediocre franchise,he can join a real franchise like the Vikings.SKOL

  3. Youknowimright says: Feb 28, 2014 3:47 PM

    The one year deal for the gimp. Eagle’s love those blown out knees.

  4. eaglesfan036 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:47 PM

    Very cool. Desean, Maclin, and Cooper are a great trio to have. While none of them are elite #1 receivers, the 3 of them together is really good.

  5. duece5 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:48 PM

    T.O. is next!!!!!

  6. sonopazzo6 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:48 PM

    Foles throwing to Djax, Mac, Coop, Celek and Ertz……and McCoy in the backfield….I’m feelin’ somethin’ special…….now let’s get to work on the defense!!!

  7. remok9 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:49 PM

    Good work Howie! Now let’s focus on upgrading that terribad secondary!

  8. birdzflyinhigh says: Feb 28, 2014 3:50 PM

    Love this, works for both sides. The Eagles are surrounding Foles with the protection and offensive skill players that he needs to be successful. I think this move shows that the focus in FA and the draft will all be on the defensive side of the ball.

  9. whiteknightblackheart says: Feb 28, 2014 3:51 PM

    dang, I was hoping he would take his services to the Jets on a show-me deal.

  10. anonymous135 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:53 PM

    Hope Foles spreads the wealth for his sake.. he was more of a wr1 than djax, now he maybe #4 option. He’ll need a ton of yac to get what he deserves when healthy.

  11. Ross Neil says: Feb 28, 2014 3:53 PM

    This is great news, I didn’t think we could lock up both Maclin and Cooper this year!

  12. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 28, 2014 3:54 PM

    Gotta respect him for wanting to a 1 yr deal instead of a longer more lucrative deal. Dude has confidence in his game/health, gotta respect that.

  13. missingsock215 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:54 PM

    Go Birds!

  14. diegiantsdie says: Feb 28, 2014 3:55 PM

    now send curry, graham, and a second rounder to miami for jordan. fly eagles fly

  15. chaseutley says: Feb 28, 2014 3:55 PM

    And if he goes All Pro this year, Franchise Tag him, next year. Sign Foles to a long-term deal after 2014-15. Pick either Maclin or Desean Jackson to bring back after 2015-16.
    As plans go….

  16. cav2ya says: Feb 28, 2014 3:56 PM

    great signing by the Birds.. eat it NFL. If tyhe Birds lock up a very good safety, there’s no team that’ll beat us..

    and btw, we lost logicalvoice, and are now blessed with thevikesarebest. I bet they are one and the same.. no one else could be as idiotic..

  17. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Feb 28, 2014 3:57 PM

    Howie caved in on the 1 year deal,lets hope that T-Mac shows the same loyalty to the Green Nation that they just showed him after he puts up huge numbers in Chips high octane offense in 2014

  18. rjth2012 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:59 PM

    With Howie Roseman, Gamble, Donohue & Chip Kelly and most importantly an owner like Jeff Lurie (who stays out of the way but wants to win) the Eagles are really started to go places now!!!

    Banner was a problem during the last 6 years in Philadelphia. Now you can see the difference the way they are operating. The early years Banner did a nice job but then.. it was about a power struggle.

    Eagles still and probably will take a wide receiver in rounds 1 or 2.

  19. billmead1976 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:59 PM

    don’t matter…..after Foles goes down, Barkley will be throwing interceptions to the other team.

  20. superbowl42champs says: Feb 28, 2014 4:00 PM

    Remember when the eagles were the “dream team” how many rings did that get them? The same these signing will ZERO

  21. arwiv says: Feb 28, 2014 4:01 PM

    I like what the Eagles have done…even with the Maclin signing they’ll still be about 8 mill under the 133 mill cap. The important thing for them is to strike in the next 2 years before the have to pay Foles.

  22. kcflake says: Feb 28, 2014 4:01 PM

    daaanngggg. I wanted JMAC for my Chiefs.

  23. chaser44 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:02 PM

    makes sense, he can reward the Eagles loyalty with a huge season on a show me contract. I still would like them to draft a wr in rounds 2-3. Get either a corner, safety or olb in round one, wr round 2 or 3, one solid Oline prospect to develop and the rest of the picks on D.

  24. phillyeaglefan says: Feb 28, 2014 4:03 PM

    Great job by Eagles management over the past few days by re-signing some of our key players. Hope they have a good draft then we could be really good!

  25. distracted9 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:04 PM

    Now I’d love to see DeSean traded.. he’s just not worth his pay.. I’d trade him for D. Jordan or Byrd assuming he gets tagged. I know DeSean has made big plays but he’s been shut down a lot too. He will never be a true number 1 even though he’s paid like one. He’s fast but can’t run routes, can’t break tackles, can’t go over the middle, has mediocre hands and a big mouth.

  26. phillyupperdecker says: Feb 28, 2014 4:05 PM

    Love this move. Building through the draft, keeping the core together. Add some key players on defense and this team rolls through the NFC East!

  27. Youknowimright says: Feb 28, 2014 4:06 PM

    Overpaying for two mediocre WR’s in a draft year that is extremely deep at WR’s who all play and are well versed in the read option. Smart.

  28. 2013 NFC East Champs says: Feb 28, 2014 4:08 PM

    And the HITS just keep on comin’.

    Howie + Chip . . . perfect together.

    Fly Eagles Fly

  29. davidmoffetthock says: Feb 28, 2014 4:12 PM

    Actually, the Eagles will still be about $20 million under the cap after Maclin’s contract due to unused carryover $’s from last year. Per overthecap.com they were $26 million under before Maclin’s deal.

  30. Please Ban TheStrategyExpert From Posting says: Feb 28, 2014 4:12 PM

    NFC East= NFC Eagles for at least the next 5 years.

    Signed, hopless Cowboys fan.

  31. upperdecker19 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:16 PM

    Nice job getting Cooper and Maclin on board without either having to do situps in the driveway to get their contract.

  32. upperdecker19 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:17 PM

    I recommend that Jason Avant turn off his phone for a few days

  33. chrisk61 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:20 PM

    eagles will focus on defense in FA and draft, which is probably stating the obvious.

    but on offense they will grab a big physical beast of a WR in the draft and also an off lineman (as herremans, mathis and peters are getting old).

    i think desean jackson who, despite his speed and ability to stretch the field, is one dimension and not a gamer, will be traded in 1-2 yrs.

  34. seatownballers says: Feb 28, 2014 4:20 PM

    Great signing

  35. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 28, 2014 4:22 PM

    “Why isn’t anyone talking about us”

    Jerry Jones

  36. Youknowimright says: Feb 28, 2014 4:22 PM

    Oh the things we do when we don’t want to admit that we missed on another first rd draft pick.

  37. frankfordyellowjackets says: Feb 28, 2014 4:26 PM

    We better keep Avant. Maclin is a little fragile.

  38. bugyshawk says: Feb 28, 2014 4:33 PM

    Love the guys wanting to trade DJax after a 82 catch, 1332 yard, 9 TD season. Same ol bs about him not being a true #1 except that he is in this offense.

    And about potentially overpaying Maclin and Cooper, Cooper will go over 1000 yards in a full season with Foles and Maclin will catch a crapton of balls from the slot. Those guys will do great in this offense which will free up the entire early part of the draft for addressing the 2nd worst defense in the league.

    And they are still gonna have a ton of cap space especially after they cut Avant, potentially Casey and either cut or restructure Trent Cole.

  39. hanifmiller says: Feb 28, 2014 4:34 PM

    Great news. I understand why Maclin went for the one year deal to test the free agent market after the season but if he underperforms he loses all leverage. Sometimes a bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush.

  40. eagleeye09 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:48 PM

    People forget in those few games that Foles and Maclin played together in 2012 they had some nice chemistry.

    We could be looking at the best offense in football for the next few years.

    Now lets build up this defense!

    IN HOWIE AND CHIP WE TRUST!!

  41. officialgame says: Feb 28, 2014 4:48 PM

    This means they will cut the slot receiver Jason Avant a great person border line talent. In Kelly’s new scheme the slot receiver is no more. In his offense every inch of the field is used and he now be able to spread DJack, Maclin Cooper & Ertz. Add McCoy to the picture and it will be hard to defend.

  42. realfootballfan says: Feb 28, 2014 5:04 PM

    Hope he doesn’t end up like the other Steve Smith with the Giants after an injury. If the Eagles were trying to lock him up for more time and that meant a little more money, if I was him, I would have done that deal right now.

  43. bobbyhoying says: Feb 28, 2014 5:10 PM

    This enables the team to draft a developmental guy in the third or fourth round in case they can’t get a long term deal done with him.

  44. jlinatl says: Feb 28, 2014 5:18 PM

    good for both sides. Does the CBA allow for a contract to have years added automatically, at a pre-negoitated salary figure?

    Seems like that type of structure would be ideal in a situation like this one.

    Based upon Maclin’s apparent desire to stay, there may be a long term deal struck during the season.

  45. douchebigelow says: Feb 28, 2014 11:21 PM

    Dream Team LOL

    1960

  46. richardmswartz says: Mar 1, 2014 1:26 PM

    This is good news, but you know the Eagles should still draft best player available no matter what in the draft. There is a chance, small but definitely a chance that based on how the draft goes, Kelvin Benjamin will be the best player available at #22. If that’s the case they should still draft him.

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