Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Chris Crocker (33) at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bengals defeated the Eagles 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING: Eagles And Jeremy Maclin Agree To One-Year Deal

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Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jeremy Maclin and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a new contract that will keep Maclin in midnight green for the 2014 season.


Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the deal will be worth $5.5 million, but is incentive-based.

The Maclin signing comes just a day after the Eagles locked up fellow wideout Riley Cooper to a new five year deal.

Yesterday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that the Eagles and Maclin disagreed on the potential length of a deal, as Maclin wanted a one-year “prove it” type of deal, and the Eagles wanted to give Maclin a two or three year incentive laden contract. In the end, it appears that Maclin got his wish with the one-year deal, which will allow him to return from a torn ACL in 2014, and be an even bigger fish on the free-agent market next off-season.

On paper, this signing may give the Eagles the best receiving core in the entire NFL, especially if Eric Decker leaves the Broncos via free-agency this off-season. On paper at least.

My biggest concern is that with five legitimate receiving options in Maclin, Cooper, DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, and Zach Ertz, that there won’t be enough passes to go around to keep a guy like Jackson happy, or for Zach Ertz to develop into the elite tight-end that many (myself included) think he has the potential to be.

With the Maclin signing the Eagles will head into free-agency and the draft with three legitimate wide receivers, two above-average tight-ends, three solid running-backs, what was an elite offensive line in 2014, and oh yeah, that Nick Foles guy slinging passes. Barring a major setback in the plan to go forward with Foles for at least 2014, the Eagles can focus a majority of their cap space on addressing defensive holes in the secondary and line-backing core through free-agency and the draft.

This is shaping up to be a pretty successful second off-season of the Chip Kelly era.

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