Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin feels faster after ACL rehab

Monday July 14th, 2014

Though the Philadelphia Eagles lost wide receiver DeSean Jackson this offseason to free agency, the team's receiving corps will be bolstered in the form of a healthy Jeremy Maclin

Prior to the 2013 season getting underway, Maclin tore his ACL and did not take the field for the Eagles all season. After surgery and rehab, however, Maclin feels even faster than he did prior to the injury. 

While attending a charity event last Saturday for teammate LeSean McCoy, Maclin explained his health status to Philly.com

"In some ways, I feel faster," Maclin said. "In some ways I feel more fresh, more physically strong. 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. So like I said, I'm really looking forward to this year."

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During his four years on the field for the Eagles, Maclin has racked up 3,453 receiving yards and 26 receiving touchdowns on 258 receptions. 

Assuming he is able to play, this season will be Maclin's first playing under Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense.

-Jack Jorgensen


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