Jeremy Maclin WR KC 2 months ago

Maclin will sign a five-year, $55 million contract with the Chiefs once they clear the required cap space, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. He will be guaranteed $22.5 million of the contract, earning $11 million annually.

Maclin will take on the top receiving duties in Kansas City while reuniting with his former coach, Andy Reid. While Alex Smith hasn't shown the arm strength to take advantage of his speed, the combo of he and Albert Wilson give the Chiefs a pair of deep threats should the need arise. The signing of Maclin all but spells the end of Dwayne Bowe's run in Kansas City as the Chiefs have already announce he will either be released or cut from the team. While the team could add another wide receiver through the draft, they may look elsewhere now with Maclin, Wilson, Travis Kelce and Jamaal Charles all being threats in the receiving game. Either way, Maclin should give the club a bigger receiving threat than they've had in the past few seasons, taking some of the pressure off of Charles and Smith.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 3 months ago7 Comments

Maclin plans to sign with the Chiefs, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports.

Nothing can be official until Tuesday, but Maclin reportedly plans to reunite with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. It's an interesting move, as Maclin offers a versatile skill set that makes him valuable in both the short and deep passing games, with the former more likely to be the focus in Kansas City. While Alex Smith may lack the arm strength to take advantage of Maclin's wheels, there should be plenty of targets available in the KC offense. The Chiefs got minimal production from their wide receivers last season, and Dwayne Bowe is a strong candidate to be released. The team likely envisions an offense based around Jamaal Charles, Maclin and Travis Kelce.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 5 months ago

Maclin had three catches for 49 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Maclin had a relatively quiet finale, but his 2014 season was a resounding success, as he set or tied career highs in receptions (85), yards (1,318) and touchdowns (10) despite a midseason quarterback change from Nick Foles to Mark Sanchez. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, though he expressed confidence last week that he will re-sign with the Eagles. If he does indeed remain in Philadelphia, he'll likely be a borderline WR1/WR2 in most 2015 fantasy drafts.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 5 months ago

Maclin is confident that he will re-sign with Philadelphia, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Maclin said he wants to stay in Philadelphia, adding that the Eagles made it clear that they want to keep him there. Considering his high level of success in 2014, catching 82 passes for 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns with one game left, it's perfectly understandable why Philadelphia would want to bring him back, especially with Riley Cooper disappointing at one starting receiver spot. If the Eagles can retain Maclin and continue developing rookie second-round pick Jordan Matthews, they should have one of the NFL's more reliable one-two punches at wideout going forward. With all that said, it's easy for Maclin to assure everyone of his intention to return to Philadelphia without having seen what sort of money he might be offered on the open market. After playing at a discount rate on a one-year deal, Maclin presumably is focused on getting a well-deserved payday.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 5 months ago

Maclin had four receptions for 62 yards in Saturday's loss to Washington.

After averaging 99 receiving yards and scoring eight touchdowns in eight games started by Nick Foles, Maclin has averaged just 68 yards and scored twice in seven games with Mark Sanchez at the helm. Despite going to the air 50 times Saturday, Sanchez seemed reluctant to take any shots down the field with Maclin, instead throwing to tight end Zack Ertz a whopping 18 times, mostly on short and intermediate routes. Temper your expectations for Maclin next week against the Giants if Sanchez starts again.

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Maclin caught 4-of-6 passes for 98 yards in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Cowboys.

While the Philadelphia passing game never got going, Maclin turned an intermediate route into a 72-yard gain to salvage a respectable statistical outing for himself. He came up just a yard shy of the end zone on the play, setting up a short touchdown for running back Chris Polk. Maclin draws a favorable matchup with the Redskins in Week 16, and there's some chance Nick Foles will return for the game. Given how poorly Sanchez has played the past two weeks, Foles' return would be a welcome sight for Maclin's owners.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 6 months ago

Maclin had three catches on six targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Maclin scored a short touchdown in the first quarter, but was held in check from that point. The entire Eagles' offense struggled though, and possessed the ball for only 18 minutes. Maclin will look to rebound against the Cowboys next week.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 6 months ago2 Comments

Maclin caught eight passes for 108 yards in Thursday's victory over the Cowboys.

Most of Maclin's yardage came on a 58-yard reception, but he still reached the century mark for the first time since Week 9. He is just 20 yards away from his first career 1,000-yard season, but he will find yards hard to come by next week against a Seahawks defense that gives up just over 200 passing yards per game.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 6 months ago3 Comments

Maclin hauled in 6-of-8 targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 43-24 win over the Titans.

Maclin tied rookie Jordan Matthews for the most receptions and targets on the team Sunday, although Matthews had 18 more yards. The veteran wideout hasn't been as dominant with Mark Sanchez as the starting QB over the last three games, although he's still managed to catch 18-of-26 targets for 190 yards and a touchdown during that span. In Week 13, Maclin will face a solid Cowboys' pass defense on Thanksgiving Day.

Jeremy Maclin WR KC 6 months ago

Maclin caught 9-of-10 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 53-20 loss at Green Bay.

Maclin was held in check in the first half, but was able to post strong numbers in garbage time, including a 20-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. It was Maclin's second game with Mark Sanchez serving as Philadelphia's starting QB, and the results were better than last Monday, when he caught just 3-of-7 targets for 38 yards. The veteran wideout should continue to post great numbers, just keep in mind that Sanchez has a good rapport with rookie Jordan Matthews, who posted his second straight game of 100+ yards and a touchdown. Next week, Maclin will face a beatable Titans' secondary.