Former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson gave the Redskins a bit of a scare when he tweaked his hamstring on Thursday, but the Eagles have had no such problems with Jeremy Maclin at their OTAs.
Maclin missed all of last season with a torn ACL suffered in training camp and the long rehab time before getting back on the field has left him without any limitations at practice. Coach Chip Kelly said that Maclin has been full-go this week and that there’s no sign of lingering issues as a result of the injury.
“Mac’s doing fantastic,” Kelly said, via the team’s website.
Maclin’s return to form would have been important to the Eagles offense even if Jackson were still on the team, so it is a good sign that he’s having no problems at this point.
Kelly also said that wide receiver Arrelious Benn, who also tore his ACL, and quarterback Mark Sanchez, who missed last season with a shoulder injury, are also fully participating in practices. Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports that Sanchez didn’t have his best day while working with the second team on Thursday. Matt Barkley, his competition for the backup spot, worked with the third team.