“I’ve always stated this is where I want to be. The Eagles have stated the same thing,” Maclin said Saturday at the NovaCare Complex before tryouts for the Soul of the arena league. “We’ll continue to get on the same page with all that and just get something done.”
These comments don’t mean a whole lot, but this is what you want to hear. The player wants to be here. That is half the battle with getting a player re-signed. Money is the biggest factor, obviously. If the Eagles don’t make the right offer, Mac will start to notice how lovely it would be to play elsewhere. Hopefully the two sides can work something out.
As for his health status (coming off the ACL injury), things sound good.
He walked without issue and said he is “very pleased” with the recovery of his right anterior cruciate ligament, which he tore in July. He will not be fully healed by the time he signs a contract, likely in March, but Maclin is optimistic about his participation in the spring and summer.
“Training camp is no question,” Maclin said. “OTAs, I’ll be able to run around and stuff, probably just without contact. I’m in a very good place at this stage of my rehab.”
Keep your fingers crossed that Maclin is healthy and that he and the Eagles can work something out. The offense could use another speedy receiver to keep defenses honest.