Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports the contract negotiation descrepancy between the Eagles and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is the number of years in the contract, but not how you might think. Maclin wants a one-year "show me" contract to prove he is healthy to get a larger deal next offseason while the Eagles was a legitimate multi-year contract with the injured wideout.
Maclin, who just finished the last year of his rookie contract, injured his right knee during a 7-on-7 drill without any contact during training camp in August. He started off the line during a drill and just collapsed grabbing his right leg. He was carted off the field and missed the entire 2013 season.
I guess I could see this making sense. The money the Eagles are likely offering is probably lower than what Maclin could fetch if he has a half-decent season in Chip Kelly's offense next year. I would like to hope the Eagles' multiyear offer is still competitive to what he might expect to receive on the open market to still hold some sort of leverage.
Either way, I just want Maclin in midnight green come September.
In 2012 with the Eagles, Maclin caught 69 passes for 857 yards and seven touchdowns. In four full seasons in Philadelphia, he has pulled in 258 balls for 3,453 yards and 26 touchdowns. Maclin had only missed five games in his career prior to 2013.
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