Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 3
Eagles Insider updated Jeremy Maclin's status for the Eagles' season opener"
Shurmur: I think Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin are ready to go— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) September 3, 2014
Updates from Friday, Aug. 22
John Gonzalez of CSN Philadelphia has an update on Maclin:
When he saw it, Chip Kelly “thought the worst.” It was a scary moment. And Maclin? Did he think the worst? Was he scared?
“Yeah,” Maclin admitted. “Absolutely.”
“If I was fine, I was going to play,” Maclin said. “I got up fine. It wasn’t anything. I was excited to get back out there and play. I think God definitely had my back on that one. When I got up and I was walking, the initial shock kind of went away, and I was pretty good.”
Jeremy Maclin provided fans with the scare of the preseason.
The 26-year-old wide receiver, who missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL during training camp, went down during Thursday's game with what looked to be a frightening non-contact knee injury.
NFL's Around The League Twitter feed and CBS Sports' Josh Katzowitz gave a glimpse of the scene.
Maclin down clutching his right knee after it buckled on a non-contact play. Doesn't look good.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) August 22, 2014
Maclin hurting his right leg. pic.twitter.com/WRGrHQpoU6— Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) August 22, 2014
Fortunately, it wasn't as bad as it looked. Maclin was able to walk off the field on his own power and returned just minutes later to add his fifth reception of the game, according to the team:
Jeremy Maclin is back in the game. First rep: 9-yard catch. #FlyEaglesFly— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 22, 2014
Eagles fans can rest easy, but considering Maclin's history, this is at least something worth monitoring.
If Maclin is ever forced to miss time, Chip Kelly and Co. feature tremendous pass-catching depth. Riley Cooper and rookie Jordan Matthews would see bigger roles, while tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek, as well as running backs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, are dangerous weapons.
None of that matters now, though. Maclin remains on track for a big season in DeSean Jackson's absence.