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Rumor: Maclin agrees to 6 year deal UPDATED

[Note by JasonB, 06/19/09 1:04 PM EDT ] I emailed Andy Schwartz from Comcast Sportsnet to try to get some confirmation of this report and after checking into it he found that it was "not true." Sounds like we were right to be skeptical.

A site covering Missouri athletics is reporting that former Mizzou WR and Eagles' first round pick Jeremy Maclin will agree to a 6 year, $23 million deal.

From their twitter feed.

Jeremy Maclin has agreed to a 6 year, 23 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Eagles...23 mil. Sounds good to me

Last year's 19th overall pick, Jeff Otah, signed a 5 year $14 million deal as a rookie. If this report is to be believed, Maclin will average about a million and a half more per year over the life of the deal. Michael Griffin, who was the 19th overall pick in 2007, signed a 5 year $11.5 million deal. Seems like too many years and too much money to make sense.

So far there's been nothing from the Eagles or the local media on this, so we'll file this one in the "rumor" dept for now.

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