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Jeremy Maclin hurts knee at Eagles camp, could miss season

Saturday, July 27, 2013 | 7:43 p.m. CDT; updated 5:29 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 28, 2013
Eagles wide receivers Jeremy Maclin, left, and DeSean Jackson, right, take a break between drills at training camp Friday in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, a former standout on the Missouri football team, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Saturday and could miss the season.

Maclin was hurt at the end of a non-contact drill and appeared to be in pain while he was on the ground for several minutes. He was helped onto the cart and needed assistance getting off it and going into the team's practice facility.

"Appreciate all the love and support twitter fam....sad day but I have setbacks my entire life. Minor setback for a MAJOR comeback! #birdgang," Maclin wrote on Twitter.

Philadelphia is in its second full practice under new coach Chip Kelly. The first practice with pads is Sunday.

Maclin is headed into his fifth season with the Eagles. He led the team with 69 catches for 857 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and the former first-round pick is in the final year of his rookie contract.

Maclin has averaged 64 catches, 863 yards and six touchdowns in his first four seasons. His best year was in 2011 when he had 70 receptions for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Maclin, a Kirkwood native,  played for Missouri from 2006 to 2008, earning All-American honors his final two seasons.

Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson is Philadelphia's other starter. The team has veterans Jason Avant and Riley Cooper, along with several younger wideouts in camp.


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