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A sick Jeremy Maclin still not practicing

Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:36 pm
 
J. Maclin hasn't practiced yet because of an unknown illness (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In April, we told you that Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin – a member of the so-called Dream Team in Philadelphia – had lost about 15 pounds after dealing with a “mono-like illness” but then had recovered to gain back about half of that weight.

Said Maclin at the time: “It was off and on. I went for a week where I felt good, and then all of a sudden the feeling would be back.”

Which leads us to Wednesday’s report in the Philadelphia Inquirer which states that Maclin hasn’t yet practiced this training camp* because he’s dealing with an unspecified illness.

*As is evident in the picture to the right as Maclin talks to Jason Avant; it’s evident because Maclin is not wearing shoulder pads.

"He's not done with his tests so the doctors are still looking at a few things," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "He's up here, he's in good spirits, he looks good. He's able to do some conditioning things. ... From what he's gone through it looks like he's in good shape."

The paper also writes that Maclin is noticeably thinner than he was earlier this offseason when he participated in player-led workouts -- he’s listed, by the way, at 198 pounds. Maclin won’t speak to reporters until he begins practice.

That, according to the paper, might not be very soon.

If you’ll recall, Maclin missed some time last training camp due to a knee injury and then a shoulder problem, which prompted our own Andy Benoit to write, “One criticism of Maclin as a rookie was that he lacked toughness and was hesitant to take on contact.” Though we don’t know what the illness is and how much it’s impacting his ability to practice, Maclin’s inability to stay healthy won’t help that kind of reputation.

That’s probably an unfair indictment on Maclin, but that doesn’t mean it’s untrue.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:28 am
 

A sick Jeremy Maclin still not practicing



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Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:21 am
 

A sick Jeremy Maclin still not practicing

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Since: Aug 5, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:16 pm
 

A sick Jeremy Maclin still not practicing

Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Andree Reed did not exactly go looking for contact. They tried to stay healthy by avoiding the big hit. Andy Benoit, i wonder what round did he get drafted or did his football team in college let him play receiver. Jeremy Maclin had the numbers if he takes the big hit he won't have any numbers. Let us wish him well right now and enjoy it when he gets back on the field.



Since: Aug 5, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 1:04 pm
 

A sick Jeremy Maclin still not practicing

Word around is that he's diagnosed with ME/CFS and probably is going to Nevada to see a specialist.




Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:08 am
 

A sick Jeremy Maclin still not practicing

Every team has Flaws. Name a top team without flaws.

PS Maclin will be fine.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:01 pm
 

A sick Jeremy Maclin still not practicing

Great post HonestIrish. On paper the Birds look great, but true Eagles fans know this team has flaws. If we knew Reid would run the ball, maybe we wouldn't be as concerned about our WRs. But he won't run the ball, so we need our receivers at full strength. I wouldn't say I'm nervous, but I'm not as giddy as some Birds fans (and tools like Dan Schwartzman).


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