Barnwell: Maclin looked “ordinary” could be a cap casualty for Chiefs
21 February 2017 Eagles News
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell noted that the Kansas City Chiefs could part ways with WR Jeremy Maclin to create more cap space in 2017.
“Maclin looked ordinary last year as the offense shifted toward Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, and while he’s still a useful player as he turns 29, GM John Dorsey could free up $10 million on this year’s cap by designating Maclin as a post-June 1 release,” Barnell wrote.
Although the 28-year-old Maclin has become second or even third fiddle in the Chiefs offense, he’s still a quality piece to the Chiefs offensive puzzle. However, at his current price tag the Chiefs would probably want more bang for the buck from their No.1 wideout. Compared to Maclin’s 2015 season (87-1088-8TD), he only hauled in 44 receptions for 536 yards with two touchdowns on the year, while missing 4 games due to injury in 2016.
Let us all not not forget who is throwing to Jeremy Maclin:
I don't care what the score of this football game is. I don't want Alex Smith as my QB. pic.twitter.com/yMoumkV7Ir
— Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler) October 23, 2016
While the Eagles retreads stories have become the norm the last couple of months, Maclin (if cut)and Desean Jackson do make sense for a team in dire need of a wideout. With both players having ties to Doug Pederson in the past, at the “right price” you can only imagine what kind of interest the Eagles have in both former playmakers.