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.
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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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