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Jeremy Maclin officially out for Eagles on Friday night

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Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin injured his hamstring on Wednesday and didn’t practice on Thursday, making it highly unlikely that he’d be in the lineup when the Eagles played the Patriots on Friday night.

Whatever chance Maclin had of playing was extinguished on Friday afternoon when the team announced that he wouldn’t be in the lineup. Maclin said Wednesday that he hoped to play, that would probably be the team’s decision even if he wasn’t a little more than a year removed from tearing his ACL.

Riley Cooper is also being held out of the game as he’s only a few days back from the foot injury that sidelined him earlier in camp. That leaves Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn to start at wide receiver with Brad Smith in the slot. Rookie Jordan Matthews should also see plenty of time at receiver.

The Eagles are also short on running backs with Chris Polk, Matthew Tucker and David Fluellen all sidelined. Henry Josey will get a chance to show off his skills once LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles call it an evening.

Cornerback Nolan Carroll, cornerback Jaylen Watkins, center Julian Vandervelde and linebacker Jake Knott are also out for Philadelphia.

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6 Responses to “Jeremy Maclin officially out for Eagles on Friday night”
  1. fbjunkiedc says: Aug 15, 2014 6:53 PM

    They made a big mistake cutting jdax…going to be mighty dissapointed with that recieving crew. Maclin can never stay healthy and cooper is off and on. Eagles best hope mccoy and sproles can 10+ combined receptions a game.

  2. 6ball says: Aug 15, 2014 7:13 PM

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    The Eagles have Cary Williams. Why would they need any other players?
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  3. steveyg1 says: Aug 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    “That leaves Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn to start at wide receiver with Brad Smith in the slot. Rookie Jordan Matthews should also see plenty of time at receiver.”

    No love for Josh Huff, Jeff Maehl, and Damaris Johnson I see?

  4. stunzeed5 says: Aug 16, 2014 6:34 AM

    No DJax = sorry WRs = empty trophy case

  5. edrooneyjr says: Aug 16, 2014 7:39 AM

    Chip and the Iggles fans are in for a ride awakening when they realize nfl doesn’t have that deep college bench. “Next man up” only works for so long. They won’t be bad but nowhere close to last year.

  6. jlopez856 says: Aug 19, 2014 11:37 AM

    All geniuses commenting here.

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