"I think because of how he rehabbed in the offseason, we were confident with him going into the offseason program. He was out there every day in the offseason program and it's just a matter of him getting his timing back.
"From a physical standpoint, the strength and flexibility and conditioning is there. Now it's just him getting his timing back. He was better in these first two practices, made some improvements from what he had last spring. So we're excited to move forward with him."
"Even yesterday being able to defeat guys at the line of scrimmage," Maclin told Philly.com. "Being able to dig and go track balls down. Being able to plant and come back to balls. Those are the plays I made before I got hurt and those are the plays I'm making now."
And if that's the case, Maclin could post the best stats of his career. His best season to date was 70 catches for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010.
"As far as numbers and everything, I've never really got into numbers," Maclin said. "But if they plan on me being a big part of this offense like I think they are, I think the numbers will come. I'm not going to get wrapped up in all that. That’s how I'm going to approach the season."
"In some ways I feel more fresh, more physically strong," he said. "I just think you put so much hard work into your rehab process that that's kind of what happens. You get that leg back. You build that leg back stronger. So like I said, I'm really looking forward to this year."
"I've done everything since April 21st, when we were able to get out here as a team," Maclin said per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I've been getting better each and every day, and I'm really happy with my progress. ... We've had plays where I've had to stretch out and dig a little bit, and I've made those plays. I think the next step is just getting tackled."
Maclin should end up as a starting receiver for the Eagles in 2014.
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