Eagles re-sign Jeremy Maclin
The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to a one-year contract, the team announced.
"Jeremy is an ideal player for our scheme with his combination of size, speed, strength and route-running ability, in addition to his dynamic playmaking talent," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement. "We're happy to see him rehabbing well and to get him under contract for the 2014 season."
"I'm excited to see Jeremy play in our offense," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. "You saw the potential of that in the spring and summer but obviously he didn't get an opportunity last year. However, what was great to see was how he was literally here every single day since being injured. You can see he has a passion for the game of football. When he was on the field last spring and summer, you saw his intelligence, you saw his great route-running ability and you saw how tough of a one-on-one match-up he could be."
Maclin caught 69 passes for 857 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012.
Maclin recently said he'll be ready for training camp after missing last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee
"Training camp is no question," Maclin told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "OTAs I’ll be able to run around and stuff, probably just without contact. I’m in a very good place at this stage of my rehab.”
The Eagles have now retained Maclin and wide receiver Riley Cooper, who signed a five-year, $25 million contract.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun