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Why no franchise tag for Jeremy Maclin makes sense for the Philadelphia Eagles

On March 2nd at 4pm, The NFL closed its franchise tag period. There never was much belief that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin would receive a franchise tag to begin with, but the Philadelphia Eagles organization confirmed this lack of intentions when the period closed and no tag was placed on Maclin. Here is why this move by the front office makes total sense: There were only two wide...
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Report: Eagles & Jeremy Maclin Aren’t Close To An Agreement

Mike Garafolo expected the Eagles to re-sign free agent WR Jeremy Maclin by now or at least be close to an agreement on a long-term contract. However, Garafolo reports that this isn’t the case and there is still work to be done between the two parties. Philadelphia passed on using their franchise tag on Maclin ...
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Eagles release CB Cary Williams

The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Cary Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams, 30, was signed by the Eagles as a free agent in 2013. He started all 32 games for the Eagles over the last two seasons, recording five interceptions. But Williams was set to make $6.5 million in 2015. With the release of Williams and Bradley Fletcher set to become a free agent...
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Report: Philadelphia Eagles will let WR Jeremy Maclin test free agency market

With the NFL franchise tag deadline today at 4 p.m. EST, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t appear likely to use it on WR Jeremy Maclin. At this point, it appears Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas will be the only WRs franchise tags. Not Jeremy Maclin, not Randall Cobb. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 2, 2015 Maclin would be due just a tick under $13M if franchised, but that obviously...
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Jeremy Maclin Hopeful on Eagles: “If it’s Supposed to Happen, It’ll happen”

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin wants to remain in the only city he’s called home during a six-year career, and the team appears to want him to stay. The only thing standing between this happening is Maclin and the Eagles coming to terms on a new contract before the start of free agency on March 10th. If a deal is not struck, and the Eagles want to retain him next...
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Maclin Refutes ESPN Report, Wants to Stay with Eagles

  View image | With ten days to until free agency begins, the Eagles are running out of time to work out a deal with Jeremy Maclin before he can talk with other teams. This past Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan tweeted that a deal between the two sides seemed almost definite in November, but when Maclin changed agencies, things became less certain.  That doesn...
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Eagles Likely To Franchise WR Jeremy Maclin?

Geoff Mosher  of CSN Philly expects the Eagles to use their franchise tag on free agent WR Jeremy Maclin if they are unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract by tomorrow’s deadline. Mosher adds that this would buy Philadelphia some extra time to work on a long-term that would keep him under team control for ... The post Eagles Likely To Franchise WR Jeremy Maclin...
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Eagles & Jeremy Maclin Aren’t “Significantly Far Apart” In Contract Talks

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles and free agent WR Jeremy Maclin aren’t “significantly far apart” in contract negotiations. McLane adds that there is mutual interest between the two parties in bringing Maclin, but the Eagles would prefer to pay him less than the $12.8 million it would cost them to use their franchise tag. In the end, McLane...
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Jeremy Maclin Re-Signing With Eagles Now "Less Certain"

View image | Just under a year ago, Jeremy Maclin took a risk, signing a one-year deal worth six-million dollars with the Eagles. The wide receiver turned down a five-year offer from the Eagles before signing the one-year pact because the sides couldn't agree on terms. Maclin did the right thing, putting up career-high numbers this season. He caught 85 passes for...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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