Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The Eagles went into the draft hoping running back Knowshon Moreno would fall to them. He didn't, but Maclin, who was considered the second best wide receiver in the draft behind only Michael Crabtree, did tumble. Maclin is a bigger version of DeSean Jackson and will give quarterback Donovan McNabb another valuable target with terrific run-after-the-catch ability. Maclin also is an excellent returner. A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 1/19 -- Jeremy Maclin, WR, 6-0, 198, Missouri...Eagles didn't target him, but as he unexpectedly fell, they traded up from 21 to 19 to grab him. He's a slightly bigger version of DeSean Jackson. A guy who can get in and out of his routes and is very good on bubble screens and hitches and slants -- all a big part of the Eagles' offense. He has return experience, which will allow the Eagles to lighten Jackson's load. - by The Sports Xchange
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03/12/15 - WR Jeremy Maclin officially left the Eagles for the Chiefs Wednesday, (March 11), agreeing to terms on a five-year contract worth $55 million that includes a $12 million signing bonus and $22.5 million guaranteed.
Maclin will again play under head coach Andy Reid, who was formerly the Eagles' boss.
"This is an awesome opportunity," Maclin said. "I'm reunited with coach Reid and some of the guys that were on staff in Philadelphia, which is something I never dreamed that could have happened. The fact that I'm in the situation is pretty awesome."
Reid's take on the reunion: "We just filled his pockets up a little bit more and put him on the plane and got him here. It's a great thing, phenomenal player. I think you guys will find this out: As good of a player as he is, he is even a better person than that."
Maclin, 26, was a Pro Bowler for the first time last season in Chip Kelly's offense in Philadelphia. Returning from a torn ACL suffered in 2013, he posted career-high numbers in 2014, catching 85 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Chiefs did not have a touchdown catch by a receiver in 2014.
"Last year was a little bit of a freaky thing in this offense to not have any touchdowns by a wide receiver, but it's what happened," Reid said. "I don't think that will happen again. I think we will be OK there."
A 2009 first-round draft pick, Maclin caught 343 passes for 4,771 yards and 36 touchdowns in five seasons with the Eagles.
03/05/15 - WR Jeremy Maclin, unrestricted FA update, came back from a torn ACL to catch a team-high 85 passes last season. The Eagles are interested in re-signing him, but negotiations have gone slow and they appear content to let him test the market. They opted not to use the franchise tag on him. One concern: Maclin had just 16 third-down receptions last season.
12/24/14 - WR Jeremy Maclin, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Eagles last year after missing the previous season with a torn ACL, has had the best season of his career, catching 82 passes for 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns. While he could be one of the top free-agent wide receivers on the market in March, he is hoping to re-sign with the Eagles. "Why wouldn't I want to be here?" he said. "This is the place that drafted me and I want to end my career here. If we can get something worked out when the time is right, that's what will happen."
11/16/14 - WR Jeremy Maclin had nine catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. He entered the game tied for fourth with eight touchdown receptions.
11/02/14 - WR Jeremy Maclin recorded his third 100-yard receiving game of the season and his second consecutive multi-touchdown performance, finishing with six receptions for 158 yards and two scores against the Texans. After missing the entire 2013 season to injury, Maclin has 45 receptions for 790 yards and eight touchdowns at the midpoint of 2014.