Thursday, December 18, 2014

DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin questionable for Sunday

DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin questionable for Sunday

Jeremy Maclin suffered a hip pointer injury in Sunday´s game against the Browns. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Jeremy Maclin suffered a hip pointer injury in Sunday's game against the Browns. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Both were limited at Friday's practice. Jackson suffered a hamstring strain at Wednesday's practice and sat out Thursday. Maclin suffered a hip pointer in Sunday's game and did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday.

Reid said that both were at the same stage in their recovery.

The coach was asked what his backup plan would be if neither could start. The Eagles have four other receivers -- Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson and Mardy Gilyard -- on the active roster. Cooper, though, is still listed as out with a broken collarbone. Reid would not reveal his plan if Jackson or Maclin was held out and said that he was going to stay optimistic.

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Maclin was optimistic, as well. He said that he expected to play. Eagles trainers may think differently come Sunday.

Jackson was unavailable for comment.

As for the rest of the injury report, cornerback Curtis Marsh (hamstring) was also questionable. Safety Colt Anderson (knee), safety Kurt Coleman (lip laceration) and Avant (wrist contusion) were listed as probable.

FROM EARLIER:

DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were both suited up at the start of Eagles practice Friday, a positive sign that both receivers may be ready to play the Ravens on Sunday.

Friday is the lightest day of the week and the two receivers may be limited as practice progresses, however. Jackson pulled his hamstring during Wednesday's practice. Maclin suffered a hip pointer injury in Sunday's game against the Browns.

Both sat out Thursday's practice. Maclin also missed Wednesday.

The Eagles are light at wide receiver with Riley Cooper still sidelined with a broken collarbone. They did add Mardy Gilyard on Tuesday, bringing back the receiver 11 days after they cut him. Cooper practiced Wednesday for the first time since his injury, but was held out on Thursday.

Maclin's injury is considered more serious than Jackson's. If he can't play, Damaris Johnson would be the most likely candidate to replace him on the outside when the Eagles run three-receiver sets. He could be spelled by slot receiver Jason Avant when the Eagles use only two receivers. More than likely, though, the rookie would earn his first career start at receiver.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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