Jeremy Maclin dropped to the ground in pain during Philadelphia Eagles seven-on-seven drills during training camp at the Novacare Complex on Saturday afternoon.
Several Eagles veterans including DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy walked over to Maclin while he laid on the field covering his face and grasping his right leg. Eventually, the 25-year-old was helped to a cart and eventually driven inside the complex.
Maclin reportedly is undergoing an MRI late Saturday afternoon on his leg.
The four-year veteran is in the final year of his rookie contract which he signed after becoming the team’s first round draft choice in 2009.
Maclin has scored just 12 touchdowns his last two seasons and finished 2012 with 69 receptions for 857 yards and seven TDs.
Upon checking into training camp on Thursday afternoon, Maclin made it clear that he is well aware of some of the other extensions that have been signed by marquee receivers across the league and has his sights set on an extension of his own.
With Maclin in a contract year and DeSean Jackson’s contract structured so the team can release him at season’s end, if he fails to meet their expectations, there is much on the line for both receivers.
If Maclin misses significant time, it could open the door for rookie wideouts Ifeanyi Momah and Russell Shepard. Momah is intriguing because of his blazing 4.39 40-yard dash speed and 6’7”, 240 pound frame.
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