Eagles Notes: Jeremy Maclin May Miss Week Two vs. Ravens
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a right hip flexor in the Eagles' regular-season opener on Sunday. Jason Avant has a wrist contusion, which head coach Andy Reid said was still sore today but in a couple of days should be all better, Jaiquawn Jarrett has a shoulder strain and Curtis Marsh has a hamstring strain.
“They’re sore," Reid said about Avant and Jarrett. "I think they’ll be ready to roll.”
Coach Reid made those announcements during his weekly Monday press conference.
Maclin missed some plays in the first half due to a right hip injury and was replaced by Damaris Johnson. The Eagles are going to see how Maclin "feels the next few days," but his status is apparently in doubt for Week two. Reid was vague when talking about Maclin's availability for the Baltimore game, but did say that Riley Cooper would not play in the game on Sunday. Reid was also non-committal on making a move at wide receiver at this time.
“I’m just going to see here the next couple of days," explained Reid. "See how he feels as we go. It won’t be Riley, no. It will not be Riley.”
Maclin was also went to the locker room in the second half to get intravenous fluid in his legs. Reid hinted that Maclin condition might have gotten worse overnight.
“He’s got a little bit of a hip flexor strain in there too," Reid stated. "That happened after the hip pointer. As you know with hip pointers those things hurt you a lot more the next couple of days than they do when they actually happen. But he battled through it. You have to give him credit for that. He battled through it and got himself through the game but he’s awfully tender today.”
Safety Colt Anderson might be closer to returning to game action. Anderson is trying to come back from ACL surgery - coach Reid didn't have much of an update on his status: “I don’t know, I’ll talk to Colt and see how he does this week and just check with him. We’ll just see how that works out.”
Reid also updated the status of back-up running back Dion Lewis, who has hamstring issues right now.
“We’ll just see how he is. I think he’s close.”
Bryce Brown took Lewis place and had two carries for three yards, including a carry on the goaline.
“We actually have scored a lot of touchdowns on that particular play," Reid stated. "I know you’ve studied that. We went back and did that same play where LeSean is more of a decoy on that particular play and we handed it to the off back. That’s what we did.”