Eagles rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin walked around the locker room in a protective boot this morning as he continues to recover from plantar fasciitis.
Maclin is also expected to sit out of practice for the second straight day, but offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said he believes the rookie will be ready and at full speed for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
"Oh, yeah, I think he'll be fast," Mornhinweg said.
Even if Maclin wasn't nursing a sore foot, the Eagles would have restored second-year receiver DeSean Jackson as the punt returner against the Giants. Maclin handled those duties last week against the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson, who is returning from a one-game absence with a concussion, leads the NFL with a 15.5-yard average per punt return. Special teams coach Ted Daisher said rookie safety Macho Harris may back up Jackson as the punt returner because of Maclin's foot problem.