Jason La Canfora reports that the Eagles continue to make a push to re-sign WR Jeremy Maclin, who remains one of their offseason priorities.
- La Canfora adds that the Eagles are “certainly being proactive thus far.”
- Robinson stresses that the Eagles want Maclin back next year.
- One other note from Robinson regarding Maclin: The Jets were a suitor for him until they acquired Brandon Marshall in a trade last week.
Last night, Randall Cobb elected to return to Green Bay on a four-year contract worth $40 million, which includes $17 million guaranteed.
According to reports, Cobb actually turned down as much as $1.5 million more per year from other NFL teams.
With this in mind, there is a chance that someone team could offer Maclin a massive contract and apply some pressure to the Eagles. However, it’s not as though Philadelphia doesn’t have the cap space to work with.
If they want to re-sign Maclin, they can get the deal done, but we’ll have to see how things go in the days leading up to free agency.
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 giving him a multi-year 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 currently listed as the No. 7 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.