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Maclin says he's experiencing minor leg soreness, but still expects to play in Friday's preseason opener versus the Bears, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Maclin has not scrimmaged the past two days of practice, but maintains that his exclusion from such team drills is due to standard leg soreness that occurs while recovering from an ACL tear. Expected to be the Eagles' No. 1 receiver, Maclin also admitted he hadn't felt sore until Monday. Considering his scenrio, it wouldn't be surprising if Maclin sat out Friday's game, even though he expects himself to play.

Jeremy Maclin WR PHI 17 Days

Maclin did not participate in team drills for the second straight day Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Maclin has been practicing and is not considered to be injured, but his exclusion from scrimmage work this week is worth noting. Additionally, reports suggest that it wouldn't be surprising if Maclin, who tore his ACL last July, didn't play in the Friday's preseason opener. Should that prove true, it's likely the Eagles are just exercising caution with Maclin in anticipation of him filling their No. 1 receiver role this season.

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Coach Chip Kelly said Jeremy Maclin (ACL) looks "fantastic" so far.

Maclin is one year removed from his ACL tear and penned in as the No. 1 wideout for Nick Foles. He's cutting, planting and bursting without issue. Maclin will be playing the DeSean Jackson "Z" role, a spot that led to D-Jax posting career outlier numbers in his first year under Chip Kelly.

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Jeremy Maclin (ACL surgery) says that in some ways, he now feels faster.

Maclin participated fully in the entire offseason program, making a strong return from his July 2013 tear. "In some ways I feel more fresh, more physically strong," he said. "I just think you put so much hard work into your rehab process that that's kind of what happens. You get that leg back. You build that leg back stronger." With DeSean Jackson now a Redskin, Maclin is Nick Foles' "Z" receiver and No. 1 wideout. He's playing on a one-year "prove it" deal.

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Jeremy Maclin (knee) has practiced in full for the Eagles' entire offseason program.

"I've been getting better each and every day, and I'm really happy with my progress," Maclin said. "I feel good, I don't feel I lost a step, and I'm getting in and out of breaks well." Now nearly 11 months removed from tearing his left ACL, Maclin is a WR3 with WR2 upside in Chip Kelly's offense.

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Jeremy Maclin tweaked his left knee at Monday's practice, but is expected to be fine.

Maclin is recovering from a torn right ACL. Maclin went down in a heap, but "bounced up from the turf and walked back to the huddle" after only a few moments. Monday's incident isn't a concern for Maclin's 2014 status, but a reminder of his relative fragility.

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Jeremy Maclin is lining up at DeSean Jackson's old position at right-side wide receiver during Eagles OTAs.

Maclin is the new "Z", with Riley Cooper at "X." Rookie Jordan Matthews was excused to attend an NFLPA event, but has been lining up at slot receiver in a Marques Colston-type role. Maclin probably won't do as much slot work as Jackson did -- D-Jax lined up there on 30 percent of his snaps -- but will do the heavy lifting outside. Maclin is a WR3 fantasy pick with WR2 upside.

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Speaking Thursday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Jeremy Maclin (knee) has looked "fantastic" in OTAs.

Maclin is 10 months removed from tearing his ACL, and if he isn't 100 percent already, he will be for training camp. He'll be a WR3 with upside as the Eagles' nominal No. 1 receiver this season.

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Jeremy Maclin expects to see some playing time in the slot this season.

Depending on what the Eagles do in the draft, Maclin is a candidate to start at X-receiver and move to the slot in three-wide sets. "I think I'll do a little bit of everything," Maclin said. "I'm a guy they can move around in different positions." Coming off ACL surgery, Maclin has been cleared for limited work during OTAs and expects to be 100 percent for training camp.

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Jeremy Maclin (knee surgery) said that if training camp started today, he'd have no limitations.

Unlike Robert Griffin III during the 2012 season and Rob Gronkowski last year, Maclin's ACL tear occurred during the preseason. The extra months gives him a far more optimistic projection going forward. By the time camp rolls around, Maclin will already be a full year removed from his tear. The Eagles gave him a vote of confidence as their No. 1 wideout when they dumped DeSean Jackson.