Philadelphia Eagles training camp diary: Injury scare for key wide receiver


A full week of 2014 Philadelphia Eagles training camp has now been completed. Here’s the latest headlines coming out of Eagles camp:

On Monday Jeremy Maclin had yet another injury scare and pulled himself out of practice.

Matt Lombardo of reported: “Midway through Monday’s practice Maclin, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL suffered early in training camp, made a catch during one-on-one drills and landed awkwardly before hobbling to the sideline.” Maclin told Eliot Shorr-Parks of “I’m fine. I’ll be back out there tomorrow.”

With fellow wide receiver Riley Cooper already in a walking boot Maclin’s promise has to be a relief for Eagles fans.

According to many Eagles reporters and observers around camp, Malcolm Jenkins has been one of the most impressive defensive backs so far. Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation wrote: “Jenkins has had an outstanding camp. The versatility he brings to Philadelphia’s defense is apparent.”

Second year tight end Zach Ertz appears to be much improved compared to last season, and he his very confident as well.

Ertz told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: “I’m so confident this year in my abilities.”  If he’s able to make the sophmore leap it will be a huge deal for Chip Kelly, who can add more two tight-end sets to the Eagles’ already dizzying array of looks on offense.

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  • Rod

    Eagles took a huge risk cutting Jackson. I think Maclin is a better overall WR but his injury history is a big concern. If he can’t go suddenly the eagles WR position is very thin and slow. They’d probably be counting on rookies. Not good.