Wednesday, September 2, 2015

No Maclin; Birds to 'Mix and Match'

Eagles coach Andy Reid said wideout Jeremy Maclin didn't make the necessary improvement from Thursday to Friday with his hip injury and will not play this week at Arizona.

No Maclin; Birds to 'Mix and Match'

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Jeremy Maclin reinjured his hip in this past Sunday´s game against Baltimore. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Jeremy Maclin reinjured his hip in this past Sunday's game against Baltimore. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Eagles coach Andy Reid said wideout Jeremy Maclin didn't make the necessary improvement from Thursday to Friday with his hip injury and will not play this week at Arizona.

Also out, as indicated previously, are LT King Dunlap and WR Riley Cooper, Reid said. Reid said he would "mix and match" at WR, and hope Maclin can play next week against the Giants.

When Maclin reinjured the hip last Sunday against Baltimore, rookie Damaris Johnson got more reps. The ball went mainly to tight end Brent Celek and wideout DeSean Jackson. Jackson, by the way, missed last year's Eagles loss to the Cards when he was suspended for skipping a Saturday special teams meeting. But Jackson's contract concerns were resolved in the offseason and there have been no such dramas this year.

"Damaris has done a great job in practice, understanding the scheme and what we're trying to get done," Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said Friday, "so hopefully, he can step in and fill the void."

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Vick said: "I talked to Jeremy, I just want him to get back to 100 percent. He wants to be out here, he wants to be a part of this game this weekend, but if his body's not going to allow him to do that, then he can't do it. The most important thing is for him to get healthy."

Dunlap, who injured a hamstring against the Ravens, said he wishes the best for Bell, even though they are in a battle for the starting job.

"We're both competitors, we both want to be on the field and compete. I hope he goes out there and plays well," Dunlap said. "If he plays well, I play well, the team wins."

Dunlap said he is "trying to get back next week."

Daily News Staff Writer
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