“When the time’s right, it’ll get done,” Maclin said. “Both sides have made it clear that they want me to be here. They want me to be here, I want to be here. This is the place I want to be. As long as we can agree to something, this is where I want to be. If something else happens, that’s what happens, but I try not to get caught up in that.”
Maclin is finishing the best season of his young career, with 82 catches for 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns heading into the last week of the season.
Maclin was signed to a one-year, $5.25 million deal in the offseason after tearing his ACL in 2013, which gave the Eagles a chance to see what the Missouri product could do when healthy.
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Cooper entered the game with just one touchdown all season, and he hadn't topped 50 yards since Week 8 at Arizona. Matthews, a rookie, had seemingly overtaken him in the pecking order, but now Matthews has averaged just 33.0 receiving yards in his last four games.
The bigger upset for Cooper in Week 16 was outperforming Maclin, who had four catches for 62 yards. Maclin had only one fewer target than Cooper, though, and still finished with more yardage, so you have little reason to believe Cooper is now the preferred option. He and Matthews may be 2A and 2B, though, which makes both hard to trust Week 17 at the Giants.
Maclin was targeted six times and finished with only four catches for 62 yards. He has been held to four receptions or fewer in each of the past three games -- all resulting in a loss for Philadelphia. He has 82 catches for 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Philadelphia will face the Giants at MetLife Stadium in Week 17.
Maclin's highlight came courtesy of a bad decision by his defender, who went for an interception despite having no help behind him. Maclin hauled in the catch and then followed a teammate blocking the one defender remaining between him and the goal line but was dragged down at the one-yard line on the 72-yard play.
The Eagles will look to rebound against the Redskins in Week 16.
The trio will hope for more Week 15 against the Cowboys.
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