Nov 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jeremy Maclin rejected five-year contract offer from Philadelphia Eagles

There is gambling with your short-term career to secure long-term security and then there is what Jeremy Maclin did this week with the Philadelphia Eagles. After seeing his teammate Riley Cooper ink a five-year, $25 million contract, Maclin signed a one-year deal to return to the Eagles before testing free agency for a fat long-term deal.

The only thing about that is, Maclin is holding out for a long-term deal when Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane reports Philadelphia already offered a five-year deal to Maclin and he rejected it in favor of a one year deal.

It’s actually easy to figure out why this is the case as Maclin likely wasn’t hearing a $25 million salary attached to his contract like Cooper was, as Maclin’s figure was likely much lower. He’s going to try and play up his value with the Eagles this season, but he’s coming off of a season where he tore his ACL and didn’t play a down, so the risk is almost higher than the reward.

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