Many questions surround the new offensive scheme that the Philadelphia Eagles will run this fall, with new coach Chip Kelly bringing his up-tempo, high-speed offense from the college ranks.
One key contributor to the offense figured to be wide reciever Jeremy Maclin, along with reciever De'Sean Jackson and running back LeSean McCoy. Now it looks like Maclin won't be a part of the new offense.
It's official. ACL tear for Maclin, team announced.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) July 27, 2013
Though the quarterback position remians unsettled for the Eagles -- incumbent Michael Vick appears to be battling for the spot with Nick Foles and rookie Matt Barkley -- Maclin would have played a large role for the Eagles.
Last season Maclin grabbed 69 recpetions for more than 850 yards and seven touchdowns. The fifth-year wide out had one of the best games of his career last season against the Redskins. Though the Skins won a 27-20 nailbiter in Philadelphia in late December, Maclin accounted for 14 catches, 116 yards and a touchdown.
With a torn ACL, Maclin will certainly not appear in the regular season opener against the Skins on Monday Sept. 9, and is likely done for the season.
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