Friday, December 26, 2014

Maclin still missing

Another morning workout has been completed without rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin taking part today.

Maclin still missing

Another morning workout has been completed without rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin taking part today.

Jim Steiner, the St. Louis-based agent who represents Maclin, said Monday night that he felt "some progress" had been made in his talks with Eagles consultant Andrew Brandt, but a team source painted a different picture earlier this morning.

"I guess if you go from ridiculous to slightly less ridicculous you can call that real progress," the source said.

Maclin, who is expected to see significant playing time this season, is the Eagles' only unsigned player. The rookies have two more scheduled workouts -- one this afternoon and another tomorrow morning -- before the remaining veterans report to camp tomorrow afternoon.

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As of this morning only four of the 32 first-round picks had signed and none of them were wide receivers. The Eagles, however, were one of only nine teams overall and one of two in the NFC that have already started practices.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said there was "no progress" on the talks with Maclin and reiterated how important he thinks it is for the rookie to report to camp.

Guard Stacy Andrews practiced again this morning, but Reid said he was still unsure if the Eagles' first free-agent signing of the offseason would be ready for Friday's first full contact session at Lehigh. Andrews is returning after undergoing surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in January.

"We will see," Reid said. "We're going to take it real easy on him and stay in communication with him. I'm not going to force anything. If he doesn't feel like he's comfortable being in a team activity at that time, then we won't do that. We'll just gradually bring him along. As long as the swelling stays out of it, then you have to trust  the player to tell you the truth and he's in a good place with that right now."

 

 

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