Jeremy Maclin has been diagnosed with a right hip flexor, and is "pretty sore." The Eagles are going to see how Maclin "feels the next few days," but his status is apparently in doubt for Week 2. Maclin has a history of being "pretty sore" going back to his days at Mizzou, but also has a history of playing through injury. It's not time to panic if you're an owner, but it would be prudent to devise a contingency plan. We'll know more about Maclin's status by Wednesday. Source: Geoff Mosher on Twitter Sep 10 - 12:18 PM
Wideouts slowly return to health Jackson takes part in full practice 12:13 AM, Sep 21, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — The potential for Jeremy Maclin playing on Sunday is at least improving.
After not practicing at all Wednesday with a hip injury, Maclin practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
After practice, however, Maclin didn’t comment on his chances of playing against the Cardinals in the meeting of 2-0 teams in Arizona.
Also improving on the injury front is wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who only participated in a limited practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury but took part in a full practice on Thursday.
Maclin originally suffered a hip pointer in the season opener in Cleveland and reinjured the hip last week against the Ravens. Still, Maclin caught touchdown passes in both games.
Maclin, who led the Eagles with 63 catches last year, has eight catches for 119 yards this season. Brent Celek leads the team with 12 catches for 222 yards and Jackson is second with 11 catches for 191 yards. But Celek and Jackson have been shut out of the end zone through the first two games.
"Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was not present for the beginning of Friday's practice because of his nagging hip injury. Considering he was able to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, Maclin has maintained his questionable status over the last two weeks. Barring a downgrade that status, the former Missouri wideout will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
UPDATE: Maclin has been ruled out for Week 3.
Fantasy Analysis: A salvagable fantasy performance last week (one reception, 23 yards and a TD) maintains the illusion that Maclin can play through the injury with few problems. That may not be true. Baltimore nearly shut him out and although they'll face Arizona in Week 3, Maclin shouldn't be thought of as a highly-reliable option for your starting line-up. The Cards did a solid job last week minimizing New England's scoring output. Again, these are things to keep in mind rather than mindlessly starting Maclin just because he scored some points last week.
UPDATE: Undrafted rookie WR Damaris Johnson is listed as Maclin's primary backup on the depth chart although it's impossible to give him a firm recommendation. There's no precedent that says he'll even earn more playing time than the Eagles other WRs.
Mr.Joshua wrote:Glad their sitting him, hopefully he can heal up and not have it nag him all season.
This. Not taking away anything from the Cards who have thus far been solid, but I'd rather have him sit this one out and then watch them kick the stuffing out of the Giants on account of a healthy Maclin.
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Gut feeling, something's off with Maclin, just in general. He doesn't look like a robust football player. That was probably the most subjective statement I've ever made on these forums, but I pick up the general vibe on Maclin being in Philly.