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Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:46 pm
Edited on: August 27, 2011 6:16 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A week after receiver Jeremy Maclin returned to Eagles camp following his health scare, he finally has begun practicing today.

More good news for Philadelphia: as the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, newly-acquired receiver Steve Smith, still recovering from micro-fracture surgery on his knee, was taken off the physically unable to perform list and has begun practicing as well.

Smith, Maclin Return
That means the Eagles must feel like he can contribute early in the season, and it means the Giants, in letting Smith go to their arch-rival, might have made a big mistake.

Including DeSean Jackson, the top-three Eagles receivers are now practicing together for the first time.

For now, coach Andy Reid will play it safe with Maclin and Smith and evaluate them on a daily basis to see when both can take the field for a game.

"If they make it through (Saturday) evening fine, without any problems or setbacks, then we'll add some more onto it (on Sunday)," Reid told reporters. "And then we'll just keep on going from there and see what happens. But really, I can't tell you the date right now on either one when they'll be ready to play."

For what it's worth, Smith -- who says he won't be 100 percent healthy for a few more weeks -- and Maclin expect to be ready by the Sept. 11 season opener.

"I was kind of getting my feet back under me a little bit," Maclin said, via the AP. "Over the next few days, we're going to manage my reps and let me get used to it. I feel alright, conditioning-wise. It's just being out there, running routes. I haven't done that in a while, so there's definitely some work I need to do.

 "Like I said, I think I'll get back to my normal self pretty soon."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:51 am
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice



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Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: August 28, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

<span style="color: #000000;">love jackson and Mac and steve smith is nice on 3rd down, but Avant still has the best hands on the team. Real eagles fans know this. Dont forget about Avant Andy Reid, Dont forget about him.



Since: Oct 16, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2011 10:48 am
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

As many as you do.  6 wins in a row against Giants.  I don't have to dig back years to prove dominance of Eagles over Giants.  Can't argue with facts, so go ahead and resort to your name calling or whatever...



Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2011 10:07 am
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

How many SB Rings the ShEagles Have?
Thanks, I thought so. 




Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

Maclin and Smith are both assets to be welcomed back.  Smith especially has shown to be a fearless receiver over the middle and along with Celek will give the Eagles the abilituy to spread the field like few other teams.  The only concern is, and will be for awhile, the Quaterback position.  Vick is basically too small to be a 21st century quarterback.  With few exceptions, (Drew Breez), most successful QB's are at least 6'5" tall and rarelly get passes batted down, or even have to scramble to gain yards; they are sharp witted and quick to read coverages, but more importantly, accurate!  Being an Eagles fan, I always respected the accuracy of certain QB's, mainly Troy Aikmen, Aaron Rodgers, and even Sonny Jurgenson, who could throw the sideline out pass better than anone.  Vince Young is actully looking pretty good!  At least we don't have McNeverwas throwing balls into the ground, behind receivers or over their heads anymore, thank you very much!!!



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

You must reallly be a dumb ass not knowing that!
 



Since: Aug 27, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

i forgot the eagles have how many Lambardi trophies??




Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Maclin, Steve Smith return to Eagles practice

hey zeus, how about that comeback by the eagles last year? talk about a choke by the giants...of course, you should be used to that...the birds own the giants...lucky for u the giants made that lucky helmet catch..or the last decade for you would have consisted of breathing the bird's dust...


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