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Eagles Injury Update: Jeremy Maclin, King Dunlap Ruled Out For Sunday

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Sep 9, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) after a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Philadelphia won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 9, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) after a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Philadelphia won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Andy Reid was the bringer of bad news today as he announced that WR Jeremy Maclin has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

"He didn't really make any improvement from yesterday," Reid said. "We didn't have him do much yesterday and he really didn't make any improvements so we're going to give him the week off here to make sure we get that thing back."

The news is somewhat of a surprise given that Maclin had returned to practice yesterday. He left the game Sunday after aggravating a hip pointer that he suffered in week one.

This leaves the Eagles with 4 healthy WRs, as Riley Cooper is still out as well. Given that the Eagles went into week 1 with only 4 active WRs, I don't think we should expect a roster move. In all likelihood, we'll see Damaris Johnson slot in for Maclin and Jason Avant will keep his place in the slot. Mardy Gilyard will obviously be active Sunday and hopefully gets a chance to play.

The other injury news is less surprising. King Dunlap has been ruled out meaning that Demetress Bell will get the start at LT. Bell was brought in to be the starter after the Jason Peters injury, but lost his job to Dunlap in camp. Dunlap hasn't really impressed in the first two games and Bell did a solid job in limited time last week, so there's a chance we don't see much of a dropoff, if at all. For Bell, it may even be a chance to hit reset on his season and possibly claim the job for the rest of the year.