"I still believe in Chip," Maclin said, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I think Chip's going to do great things here. I have the utmost respect for him. Unfortunately, we couldn't get something worked out. But at the end of the day I'm very excited about playing for Kansas City and playing for Big Red."
As well as Maclin not being brought back, the Eagles traded LeSean McCoy and quarterback Nick Foles. They also released defensive end Trent Cole and offensive lineman Todd Herremans.
Maclin missed the 2013 season -- Kelly's first in the NFL -- due to a torn ACL. However, he returned in 2014 to post career highs in targets (143), catches (85) and receiving yards (1,318), while tying a career high with 10 touchdowns.
Maclin, 26, set career highs with 85 catches for 1,318 yards last season and matched his career best with 10 touchdowns. It was his only 1,000-yard season of his career. He'll join a Kansas City offense that failed to score a wide receiver touchdown last season.
The deal will go through as soon as Kansas City clears enough cap room, according to Mortensen.
Playing for the Eagles, Maclin set career highs with 85 catches for 1,318 yards last season and matched his career best with 10 touchdowns. He'll be Alex Smith's No. 1 receiver as he reunites with coach Andy Reid, who drafted him in 2009 for Philadelphia.
News of Maclin's destination broke Sunday night, but Schefter was the first to get the annual salary. Other details of the contract remain unclear.
Maclin set career highs with 85 catches for 1,318 yards last season and tied his career best with 10 touchdowns.
According to a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Maclin will sign with the
Coming off a torn ACL that kept him out of the 2013 season, Maclin had a career year in 2014, going for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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