Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Chris Crocker (33) at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bengals defeated the Eagles 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles' Chip Kelly: Jeremy Maclin is 'doing fantastic'


Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Jeremy Maclin’s 2013 season ended before it ever got started.

Maclin, who along with DeSean Jackson, formed one of the most formidable wide receiver tandems of the last few seasons, tore his ACL in training camp and did not play in a game in 2013. With the Eagles releasing Jackson and allowing him to sign with the rival Washington Redskins, they are going to need a big year out of Maclin.

Maclin has been at OTAs with the Eagles and was praised by head coach Chip Kelly.

“Mac’s doing fantastic,” Kelly told Andy Jasner of ESPN.com. “One of the things I loved about all three of those guys [Maclin and other injured players] is every single day in the offseason last year, or in season last year, they were here, we have them. They got right to it immediately after the surgery. All three guys are cleared, full go out there. … And Mac’s doing a really good job, just getting back familiar with it. I was really excited about how he would fit into what we do because of what he can do. And then to lose him that early in camp was disappointing. You got a taste of him. But having him out there full speed running out there right now, he’s doing a really good job.”

There has been some talk that this could be Maclin’s last season in Philadelphia and he will obviously want to prove he is healthy if that is the case.

In 2012, he made 69 receptions for 857 yards and seven touchdowns.

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