Jordan Matthews isn’t the only former Eagles wide receiver that Philadelphia is showing interest in. The Eagles are also planning to work out free agent pass catcher Jeremy Maclin, according to John Clark.
The problem is that it sounds like the workout won’t be able to take place ahead of the Eagles’ Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Clark reports that Maclin is still dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered while preparing for the 2018 season. The workout might have to wait until “next week or so.”
The Eagles obviously can’t just wait to make a move at receiver. They only have three healthy wideouts heading into Week 3: Nelson Agholor, Kamar Aiken, and Shelton Gibson. That’s not going to cut it. They at LEAST need a fourth guy.
Perhaps the Eagles plan to sign Matthews (assuming he’s healthy, which isn’t even clear) as a short-term solution for this Sunday while waiting to add Maclin within the next couple of weeks.
It’s pretty annoying that not only are the Eagles’ own receivers hurt ... so are the players on the market who have experience and could actually help Philadelphia on short notice. That’s just really bad luck.
Anyway, back to Maclin. The 30-year-old’s stats have declined for two straight seasons but he has familiarity with the Eagles’ offense based on his time with Doug Pederson. Maclin also projects as a direct replacement for Mike Wallace while signing Jordan Matthews would require the Eagles to move Nelson Agholor out of the slot. Maclin seems like a more ideal fit, assuming Philadelphia’s 2009 first-round pick still has some gas left in the tank.
Whatever the Eagles do, they need to make a decision regarding this week’s game fairly quickly. The team’s first practice leading up to the Colts game takes place tomorrow on Wednesday.
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