Illness keeping Maclin away

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin's absence thus far from training camp had been described by the team as being for personal reasons.

Further clarification came today when coach Andy Reid explained that Maclin has an illness that he still needs to recover from. In March, the receiver was hosptialized with mono-like symptoms. Maclin said a month later after he recovered that he had lost close to 20 pounds.

By May he said that he had regained all his weight and was back up to around 195 pounds.

Reid would not say if Maclin's current illness was related to his March sickness.

The Eagles aren't just missing Maclin, they've have also been without their top receiver, DeSean Jackson, who is apparently holding out from camp for contract reasons.

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