As expected, the Eagles have re-signed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin , and it appears the player got what he wanted out of negotiations. The two sides agreed to a one-year deal on Friday worth up to $6 million. He will get $3.5 million guaranteed.
Maclin missed all of the 2013 season due to a torn ACL. It was reported Thursday that the Eagles preferred Maclin sign a multi-year contract now, knowing that his value has declined following a lost year. Maclin desired a single-season deal to prove he is healthy and can be productive again before hitting the market in 2015 with a larger pay day in mind.
The Eagles are the league's big spenders right now. Just this week, they've invested lots of money into offensive lineman Jason Peters and Jason Kelce, and wide receiver Riley Cooper . The Maclin deal is pocket change by comparison. Maclin will lose a good number of targets to Cooper next season, but I think talent wins the day, and he should be more productive than Cooper, even if that means he is only a WR3 in 10- or 12-team leagues. Maclin will be just 26 years old this May.