Report: Eagles have discussed a contract extension with Jeremy Maclin

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Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has been subjected to trade speculation and fan angst over the last few months, but he still remains with the team. The Eagles have not moved him and according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer, he may be in Philadelphia for the long haul. An article by Zach Berman states that the Eagles and Maclin's representatives have engaged in preliminary contract talks.

Maclin currently has one-year left on his rookie deal that he signed following the 2009 NFL Draft. His salary for the season will be $3.203 million. Maclin has been a very productive scorer over his career, but has had issues with staying on the field due to several minor injuries and has not put up the yards that match his first round expectations. The Missouri alum has scored 26 touchdowns over the last four years, but has yet to put together a 1,000-yard season.

Maclin enters the season with every opportunity to capitalize on Chip Kelly's (publicly) yet-to-be determined offense. If he can improve on his durability and toughness under Kelly, he may be in for a big pay day. Maclin has made it clear that he is willing to play out his current deal and bet on himself. If he can prove he belongs, Philadelphia and Maclin will be in good shape moving forward.

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