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Eagles place Jeremy Maclin on injured reserve and re-sign Nick Miller

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Jeremy Maclin's season has officially ended before it even got started. The Eagles placed the fifth-year veteran on injured reserve on Tuesday. Maclin suffered tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) this past weekend.

Maclin is in the last year of his rookie contract and could have played his last game as an Eagle. The 25-year old will likely have to seek a short-term "prove it" deal next offseason. Riley Cooper is considered Maclin's most likely replacement.

Maclin is the second Eagles player to place on injured reserve. Free agent acquisition Jason Phillips was placed on the list with an ACL tear earlier this week. Phillips was injured during a special teams drill on Monday.

Maclin's move to injured reserve opened up a spot on the roster. Wide receiver Nick Miller, who was cut last week by the Eagles, has re-signed with the squad. The former Oakland Raider was originally signed in early January. He is competing for a spot as a returner and special teamer.

Miller came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Raiders. He played two and a half years in Oakland before being cut. He was picked up by the Rams in the middle of the 2011 season. He spent all of last year out of the NFL. Miller has caught four passes for 48 yards and had a punt return for a touchdown in his career.

The Eagles roster is back to 90 players. The Eagles currently have 12 wide receivers on the roster, but are only expected to five to six of them. The players have the day off on Tuesday, but training camp with reconvene on Wednesday.

This article originally appeared on SBNation.

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