The parties reportedly were close to an agreement towards the end of last season, but it appears as though things have changed following a very solid 2014 season from Maclin.
ESPN’s Adam Caplan suggested that Maclin switching agents has created a bit of uncertainty that a deal will get done.
“I’m not nearly as optimistic as I was before,” Caplan said during an interview with 97.5 the Fanatic. “It’s going to take way more work than I anticipated.”
According to Shorr-Parks, the holdup is likely related to money, as Maclin and his representatives appear to be focused on ensuring he does well with his first opportunity to cash in.
Shorr-Parks still expects the two sides to ultimately reach an agreement on a long-term contract given that there is still plenty of time to get a deal done.
Maclin, 26, missed the entire 2013 season after he suffered a torn ACL. The Eagles later signed him to a one-year contract worth $5.5 million, even though they were reportedly interested in adding another year to the agreement.
In 2014, he caught 85 passes for 1,318 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
We have Maclin listed as the No. 13 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.