The Philadelphia Eagles can be scratched off any list of potential suitors for the most intriguing name on the free-agent market.
Effectively ruling out the possibility of the club reuniting with Jeremy Maclin, head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Thursday that Philadelphia does not have interest in the free-agent wideout.
“At this time, no,” Pederson said, according to Zach Berman of Philly.com.
Maclin getting released by the Kansas City Chiefs over the weekend, just two seasons into the five-year deal he signed as a free agent back in 2014, almost certainly got the attention of Eagles fans. And had the move been made at the outset of free agency, perhaps the club’s former first-round pick would have been a logical target to upgrade what was once the roster’s most glaring position of need.
“Love the guys that we have,” Pederson said. “Always constantly looking and trying to better our roster, but at this time, very pleased with what we’re working with and what we have.”
As things currently stand, the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens can safely be considered the front-runners for Maclin’s services. The Bills landed the first meeting this week, aided by the recruiting efforts of LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor, though Maclin headed for a visit with the Ravens after not striking a deal.
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