Jeremy Maclin WR KC 1 hour ago
Maclin looked exceptional in Friday's preseason game against the Titans, catching 7-of-8 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Jeremy Maclin WR KC 2 weeks ago
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin returned to practice on Wednesday after recovering from a neck injury, according to ESPN.com. Maclin had not practice since Sunday after suffering a neck strain during practice, but he returned to the field after a two-day absence. The 27-year-old stated that he is over the injury and expects to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals. “Yeah, I’m good to go,” Maclin said. “I would assume (I’m playing). I want to. It happened early on a play in practice that day. I don’t know [if the injury happened during a fight with cornerback Marcus Cooper]. That’s how it goes sometimes, man. That’s not what I stand for. It was… one of the dog days of practice, man. I let my emotion get the best of me. I know that in the game, obviously, I’d be thrown out the game and possibly kicked out the next game, hurting my team. You can’t do that, so I’m not going to do that anymore.”
Jeremy Maclin WR KC 3 weeks ago1 Comment
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin sat out Monday's practice session because of a neck strain, according to ESPN.com. Maclin had X-rays taken after injuring his neck during Sunday's practice, but the results came back negative and he will likely be held out as a precaution until the issue is fully healed. It is believed that the 27-year-old sustained the injury when a fight broke out between Maclin and cornerback Marcus Cooper. "I don’t think it’s any big deal," defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said. "I don’t think there’s any ill will between anybody out there. It’s just two people that are trying to accomplish the same goal and got a little chippy, as you saw. You have to be realistic about it. You can’t fight in a game, or you’d be gone. Honestly, we don’t think about it a lot." Expect the team to err on the side of caution with Maclin with the team's first preseason game coming later this week.
Jeremy Maclin WR KC 3 months ago1 Comment
Maclin was back at practice Thursday.
Maclin was a full participant at Thursday's session and appears to have moved past the foot inflammation that's plagued him over the last few days.
Jeremy Maclin WR KC 3 months ago
Maclin did not practice Wednesday due to foot inflammation.
The issue doesn't appear to be anything serious, and Maclin is considered day-to-day.
Jeremy Maclin WR KC 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 8 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.