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Contract Extension Could Be Coming For Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin

 

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Eagles front office could approach WR Jeremy Maclin regarding a contract extension at some point in the next few months.

McLane mentioned that Philadelphia doesn’t typically work on extensions for players during the season, but there is enough “mutual interest” between the two parties that a deal could be in place before the end of the season.

Maclin, 26, signed one-year contract worth $5.5 million contract, which included $3.5 million guaranteed with the Eagles back in February. However, reports later came out that the Eagles were looking to sign him to a multi-year extension, but Maclin preferred to play out the 2014 season and see if he could boost his value.

Last year, Maclin suffered a season-ending knee injury, which almost certainly would have impacted his free agent stock had he reached the open market.

According to Maclin, he would prefer to remain in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future, but he has no plans to force the issue.

“I’m not pressing it. That time will come when it comes,” Maclin said this week. “But, yeah, this is where I want to be. I’ve always said that.

So far this season, Maclin is the team-leader with 16 catches for 296 yards and three touchdowns over the course of three games.