Saturday, December 27, 2014

Gilyard to visit Eagles

With Jeremy Maclin possibly on the shelf with a hip injury, the Eagles will bring wide receiver Mardy Gilyard in for a visit Tuesday, a team source said.

Gilyard to visit Eagles

Wide receiver Mardy Gilyard was cut by the Eagles at the end of training camp. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff file photo)
Wide receiver Mardy Gilyard was cut by the Eagles at the end of training camp. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff file photo)

With Jeremy Maclin possibly on the shelf with a hip injury, the Eagles will bring wide receiver Mardy Gilyard in for a visit Tuesday, a team source said.

Gilyard tweeted that he was returning to Philadelphia, but he has not yet signed a contract, the source said. The Eagles released Gilyard on Aug. 31 as they trimmed their roster to 53.

Maclin suffered a hip flexor strain Sunday against the Browns. Andy Reid did not say if the receiver would miss Sunday's game against the Ravens, but the Gilyard invitation suggests that it is a possibility.

The Eagles are already down a receiver. Riley Cooper missed the opener and will not play Sunday, Reid said. Cooper broke his collarbone early in training camp, but the Eagles decided to keep him on the roster even though he'll now miss at least two games.

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When Maclin left the game Sunday, rookie Damaris Johnson took his place at split end opposite DeSean Jackson. Jason Avant, the Eagles' third receiver, has a wrist contusion, but Reid was optimistic about his readiness for the Ravens.

Gilyard had a strong preseason for the Eagles, catching nine passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

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