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Will Jeremy Maclin Be on the Philadelphia Eagles Roster Next Season?

February 21st, 2014 at 11:08 PM
By Scott Erik Anderson

The Philadelphia Eagles will be busy this offseason as they decide which free agents should stay, who should go and who they should go after on the free agent market. The biggest question that many have is whether or not wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will be wearing midnight green when training camp begins. 

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Earlier this month, the New York Jets made rumblings about upgrading their offense with the possible signing of Maclin. The Jets are also going to target free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders of the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Maclin were to sign with the Jets, he would be reunited with former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who holds the same position with the Jets.

One week ago, Maclin made it clearly known that he wanted to stay in Philadelphia. The Eagles have also made it known that they wish to keep Maclin. The Philadelphia Inquirer published a report that the Eagles have made Maclin the priority signing over their other free agent wide receiver Riley Cooper. 

If the Eagles do sign Maclin, it will most likely be a one-year deal. While they would want him around for the long-term, Maclin is coming off of an ACL tear he suffered in training camp. A one-year deal is the best option for the Eagles because they need to see that he healthy and can play like he did before the injury.

Maclin has said that he knows he is going to have to prove he is healthy and is worth keeping around past the one-year deal. Had Maclin not torn his ACL, the Eagles would have likely offered him a multiyear extension to his contract.

The Eagles front office is surely going to be busy making phone calls when the free agency period begins on March 11.

Tags: Football, free agency, Jeremy Maclin, Maclin, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Inquirer

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