Eagles expect Maclin and Jackson to play on Sunday


The Eagles had some cause for concern at wide receiver this week as both DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin missed practice time with injuries.

Whatever scare they received appears to have passed. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the team will have both of the wide receivers in the lineup against the Ravens on Sunday unless they experience a last-minute setback. Maclin has been bothered by a hip problem while Jackson’s been slowed by a hamstring he tweaked in practice this week.

Both wideouts took part in Saturday’s walkthrough after practicing in a limited fashion on Friday. Those are good signs regarding their availability, as is the fact that the Eagles passed on promoting a wide receiver from the practice squad on Saturday. With Riley Cooper still out with a broken collarbone, the Eagles would be down to Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson and the newly signed Mardy Gilyard in the event that both of their starting receivers were unable to play.

Jackson and Maclin combined for 11 catches and 173 yards in the 17-16 win over the Browns last week. With the Eagles stepping up in class against Baltimore on Sunday, they’ll need strong performances from both players to improve to 2-0.