Maclin’s Hip Injury Leaves Eagles Thin At WR
Officially, Reid called it a hip flexor strain and a hip pointer.
“As you know with hip pointers, they hurt you a lot more the next couple of days than they do when the thing actually happens,” Reid said. “But he battled through it. You’ve got to give him credit for that. He battled through it and got himself through the game, but he’s awful tender today.”
Maclin played 79 of the team’s 95 snaps and finished as the game’s leading receiver with seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.
The Eagles only kept four wide receivers active yesterday as Riley Cooper continues to rehab from a fractured collarbone. Reid already ruled Cooper out for Sunday’s game. Yesterday, undrafted free agent Damaris Johnson filled in, playing 13 snaps. He had a third-down catch for 10 yards.
The Eagles’ only other wide receivers on the active roster are DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant. Avant suffered a wrist contusion yesterday. Reid said the veteran slot receiver is sore but should be better in the next couple of days.
Depending on the status of Maclin and Avant, the Eagles might need to make a roster move. They currently have sixth-round pick Marvin McNutt on the practice squad, along with B.J. Cunningham, who was a sixth-round pick of the Dolphins before Miami let him go.
As for other injuries, safety Jaiquawn Jarrett has a shoulder strain, and cornerback Curtis Marsh has a hamstring strain. Reid said he’d just see how they both do the next couple of days.