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Chip Kelly: Jeremy Maclin’s “doing fantastic”


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┬áthe 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 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.

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15 Responses to “Chip Kelly: Jeremy Maclin’s “doing fantastic””
  1. captainwisdom8888 says: May 29, 2014 3:36 PM

    It’s going to be really fun to watch what Chip Kelly and the Eagles are capable of on offense this season. The O-Line is the best it’s been since the days of Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan, the RB duo is as versatile and explosive as any backfield in the NFL, Celek and Ertz combine to be a very dangerous combo at TE, and as for WRs…Matthews and Huff will complement Cooper and Maclin nicely and they all look super talented. Calling this a “High Octane” offense may begin to sound like a bit of an understatement.

    BUT…when it comes to Mark Sanchez…I’d prefer him to not even be within 50 miles of this city, let alone actually on the team.

  2. pftoracle says: May 29, 2014 3:39 PM

    Maclin will have a breakout season if he stays healthy. #NFCEastChamps

  3. barsfordays says: May 29, 2014 3:53 PM

    J-Mac can go 80-1250-12 easily. I think Cooper, Matthews, Huff, Damaris Johnson and Kadron Boone will be the Eagles 6 WRs… Boone has potential to be a stud, was stuck behind 2 first-round recievers in college… scouts said he’ll make this team

  4. eaglesw00t says: May 29, 2014 3:56 PM

    Would he say “Maclin really looks terrible right now”?

    No. The Eagles fans would be in an uproar after the Jackson thing.

  5. steves11 says: May 29, 2014 4:01 PM

    The Eagles will need their “High Octane” offense, since they also have a “High Octane” defense….if you know what I mean. I expect that we’ll see a lot of 38-35 type games.

    Sanchez is not a problem. If Foles stays healthy, and remotely resembles his 2013 self, Sanchez will never see the field, except maybe in garbage time. Even if he does have to play, I’d rather Sanchez be in there than Matt Barkley, who is a turnover waiting to happen.

  6. omnipresentfan says: May 29, 2014 4:03 PM

    Maclin is an interesting guy who has been Foles favorite receiver when they played together.

    He’ll do wonder’s in Chip’s offense if he can stay healthy.

    Contrary to popular beliefs, Chip’s offense is a receiver’s dream, not the other way around. The offense stretch the field, not a certain guy. And this year, it’ll be off the charts.

  7. mungman69 says: May 29, 2014 4:20 PM

    The Iggles will miss Jackson a lot. However, their defense got better as the season wore on.

  8. hanifmiller says: May 29, 2014 4:23 PM

    This season will all come down to how well Foles performs in his second season as a starter. If he does well this team will be near unstoppable offensively.

  9. rrhoe says: May 29, 2014 4:48 PM

    What good is a “high octane offense” when the defense ain’t stopping nobody.

  10. upperdecker19 says: May 29, 2014 5:00 PM

    Just steer clear of any “Molly woppers”, and he should have a fine season!

  11. JSpicoli says: May 29, 2014 5:22 PM

    I’m glad we are talking about hamstrings with this guy, and not about the kind of scary health issues he had a couple years ago. Glad it got better and that’s all behind him

  12. imnotsorryisaidthat says: May 29, 2014 6:22 PM

    Year two means less thinking and more scoring as the mad scientist Chip Kelly and all his new toys torch nfl defenses this year,as far as the Kelly Green D,it bends but never breaks,points wont come easy

  13. iamdinguskhan says: May 29, 2014 7:08 PM

    Eagles are 1 hit from Butt Fumbler Sanchez being their starter..even scarier than that 2 hits from INT Barkley…maybe they should trade for ” ClipBoard Jesus” Whitehurst. If anything it would be great entertainment to watch the Eagles fans pelt the idiot with batteries.

  14. logicalvoiceslogicalvoice says: May 30, 2014 9:09 AM

    That a boy Mac, I’m guessing 80/1400/9 this year for him.

    Riley will draw more coverage, Matthews will draw the SS/FS into the box to cover. Mac will blow the top off the D as he has sneaky speed.

    I remember his rookie year against TB, he had like 2 TD catches of 50 + yards, just flew past the DB’s. Expect more of that this year.

  15. hanklin89 says: May 30, 2014 3:07 PM

    I think he will get around 65 to 70 catches for around 950 to 1050 yards. He will definitely get short and intermediate catches.

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