Jeremy Maclin dealing with a hip injury

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Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin made it all the way through the Eagles’ 17-16 win in Cleveland Sunday, but it came at a price.

Coach Andy Reid said Monday that Maclin is “pretty sore” after suffering a hip pointer during the win. Reid said that the team will monitor him all week, but that he was impressed with the way Maclin battled through the pain on Sunday.

“As you know with hip pointers, those things hurt you a lot more the next couple of plays than they do when they actually happen,” Reid said, via Geoff Mosher of “But he battled through it. I give him credit for that. He battled through it and got himself through the pain.”

Maclin was a key presence for the Eagles offensively, leading the team with seven catches for 96 yards, so it doesn’t seem like there’s a great threat of him missing Week Two. It does highlight the overall lack of health at the position for the Eagles. Jason Avant hurt his wrist against the Browns and Riley Cooper is still trying to return from a broken collarbone, which leaves just DeSean Jackson and Damaris Johnson as totally healthy Eagles receivers.

The Eagles will likely see how Avant and Maclin progress before making any decisions, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them shuffle the end of the roster at some point this week for another body at receiver.

11 responses to “Jeremy Maclin dealing with a hip injury

  1. The problem with “shuffling the roster” is who do you cut? An obvious answer would be RB Chris Polk, who many thought wouldn’t make the 53 man to begin with. He could be waived and re-signed to the practice squad, but it’s far from certain he’d clear waivers.

    Personally, I think the Eagles will go with their 3, current WRs – Jackson, Avant, and rookie Damaris Johnson. If any of them went down in the middle of next Sunday’s game, you would probably see Lesean McCoy shift out wide in 3 WR sets.

    I doubt GM Howie Roseman and Andy Reid would have began the season with only 4 active WRs if they felt 1 of the 3 starters going down would require them to make a roster move. They’re generally more prudent than that.

    Note the Eagles have Marvin McNutt (who didn’t shine during camp and pre-season) and recently signed rookie B. J. Cunningham on the practice squad. They don’t necessarily have to go to a FA for WR depth, unless they decide both of these individuals are not ready.

  2. eagleswin says: Sep 10, 2012 2:23 PM

    He could be a truly elite receiver with a good QB.

    There is no argument against the fact that he currently has a good QB, despite the fact that he played like crap yesterday.

  3. I wouold certainly think about bringing TO in. I know how many people will cringe at that idea, but its the X receiver the Eagles will be short on.

    Jackson and Demaras Johnson arent X receivers. Avant is the slot guy. He isnt built to play on the outside.

    TO tore it up with the Eagles at the split end position. Anything he has left would be more than what we have now if Maclin is out.

  4. The Dolphins are willing to trade any of their wide receivers for picks. I can’t even say that without laughing

  5. It was nice to see Maclin tough one out. He has shown his durability and asserted himself as a top receiver in the bEast. Additionally, Desean Jackson had another so-so game. He’s been underwhelming a little too often for such a big price tag..

  6. Just go ahead and sign Plaxico Buress…you have a short QB who needs a big Target to take some of the pressure off of him. Plax at 6’5 is always open…Spend some of that $21.4 mill and get some help for your QB. It probably won’t coat you more than $2 mill…Hell you gave $4 mill to that bum Steve Smith last year for nothing….

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