At this point, it appears Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas will be the only WRs franchise tags. Not Jeremy Maclin, not Randall Cobb.
Philly.com "The Eagles have until Monday at 4 p.m. to designate the franchise player tag, which they could use on a pending free agent such as wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to effectively keep him off the open market. If the Eagles tagged Maclin, the wide receiver could sign the tender for about $12.8..." March 02
Once those offers start pouring in to Maclin on March 10, game changes. Which is why I think he will get tagged Monday if no deal in place.
CSN Philly "Three months ago, the idea that Jeremy Maclin would be unsigned this deep into February would’ve sounded like nonsense. At the time, eight games into 2014, Maclin had already justified his risky decision last offseason to bet himself by shunning an unsatisfactory long-term offer from the Eagles..." February 12
if Cowboys sign/tag Dez and Broncos do same with DeMaryius, Maclin could get blown away in free agency. For him, worth waiting to see.
Philly.com "Jeremy Maclin confirmed that contract negotiations between his representation and the Eagles were ongoing and that he expected to remain in Philadelphia, but the wide receiver conceded that nothing was written in ink. Asked if he expected to be back in 2015, Maclin said, "Yeah, I've always said..." January 31
CSN Philly "The numbers began to drop as soon as Nick Foles got hurt. And Jeremy Maclin knows it’s not a coincidence. Maclin is still putting up decent numbers, but the monster season he was having with Foles at quarterback hasn’t continued with Sanchez behind center. In just over seven games with..." November 27
Philly.com "Riley Cooper's snaps have been decreasing over the last six games. The Eagles wide receiver played 91 percent of snaps in the first five games and has played 76 percent in the last six. He played 58 of 87 snaps (67 percent) in the Eagles' 43-24 win over the Titans on Sunday. While it would..." November 25
NFL.com "Mark Sanchez told scribes this week that he's become a "better version" of himself on the field. At least one of his Eagles teammates agrees. "The Mark Sanchez I knew when he got here was the quarterback that led (the Jets) to two straight AFC Championship Games," wideout Jeremy Maclin said..." November 06
CBSSports.com "All offseason long, we've had to listen to various players brag about how they're the best cornerback in the game. Patrick Peterson has said it. So has Richard Sherman and DeAngelo Hall and Brandon Flowers and probably scores more I'm forgetting. Oh, and Darrelle Revis most likely thinks the..." August 13
Philly.com "The Eagles have now had 11 practices this spring, and Jeremy Maclin has apparently gone through each one without an issue. The Eagles’ top wide receiver tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last July, but he has been a full participant this spring and does not believe has..." June 18
Allentown Morning Call "No doubt the plan to move on without their top receiver a year after setting franchise records for yardage and points was carefully constructed by Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly. No doubt it also could blow up in his face if Jeremy Maclin cannot deliver this season. For 20 seconds or..." June 09
Just spoke to Jeremy Maclin. He said he's full go, fully recovered. If training camp started today, he could do everything, no limitations.
CBSSports.com "When the Eagles offense takes the field in 2014, it will be missing one key component from 2013: DeSean Jackson. Last season, Jackson led the Eagles in receptions (82), receiving yards (1,332) and touchdown catches (9). Even though Jackson was reportedly a locker room headache in Philly, he was..." April 24
USA Today "No one has been busier in the past week than the Philadelphia Eagles. The team announced it has signed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who was set to become a free agent, to a one-year deal. Maclin is coming off of a torn ACL he sustained during a practice in July, forcing him to miss the..." March 01
Riley Cooper's 5-year deal done but Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin's is not. Sides are talking but not close to a deal, according to sources.
Philly.com "The Eagles have prioritized retaining Jeremy Maclin before Riley Cooper as the wide receivers near free agency, according to NFL sources. If all goes to plan, the Eagles will sign Maclin to a one-year contract and attempt to acquire another starting-caliber receiver via free agency. Cooper..." February 22
CSN Philly "If you're worried that Jeremy Maclin might not be back in an Eagles uniform next season, the wide receiver had some comforting words on Saturday morning at the NovaCare Complex. “I know that everything is going to work out how they're supposed to work out," Maclin said. "I’ve always stated this..." February 16
New York Daily News "Two months after the Jets’ celebratory locker room scene in Miami punctuated Rex Ryan's return for at least one more season, the team's brain trust has started targeting free agents to upgrade a lackluster offense. The Daily News has learned that the Jets covet free agent wide receivers Jeremy..." February 07
SB Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the best offenses in the NFL thanks to LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles and a plethora of wide receivers. The question is, how many of those receivers will return to Philadelphia in 2014? The Eagles, like almost every team, face tough decisions this winter about who..." February 05
Philly.com "The Senior Bowl, once again, was not the place to find wide receivers who will be selected in the first round of the draft. But buzz had already developed here about a group of underclassmen who could make the 2014 draft the deepest at the receiver position in years. And that could affect how..." January 26
CSN Philly "For free-agent-to-be Jeremy Maclin, a one-year deal is a realistic possibility. And he knows it. "I understand it could be a possibility that [the ACL tear] may scare some teams off, or a team may want to do a one-year deal as opposed to a long-term contract," Maclin told CSN's Derrick Gunn..." January 14
Philly.com "Riley Cooper's contract expires at the end of the season and he knows it. "Yeah, it's up," Cooper said. "It's definitely crossed my mind. But I'm approaching this whole season and the next three games, just play as hard as you can and then at the end of the day everything will take care of..." December 13
#Eagles placed Jeremy Maclin on IR and re-sign WR Nick Miller.
#Eagles placed Jeremy Maclin on IR and re-sign WR Nick Miller.
Courier-Post "It wasn’t the pain that left Jeremy Maclin writhing in agony on the ground when he tore his ACL during the Eagles’ practice Saturday. Rather Maclin said he knew he was done for the season as soon as he planted his right leg and it buckled underneath him as he started going out on a pass..." July 29
CSN Philly "Brandon Lloyd? Laurent Robinson? T.O. or Randy Moss? Washed-up big-name veteran to be named later? That is not the direction the Eagles are going to go. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Sunday the Eagles are likely to replace injured Jeremy Maclin from within instead of signing a..." July 28
NFL.com "Ill news out of Philadelphia where the Eagles are down a wide receiver. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Jeremy Maclin left Eagles practice Saturday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee ending his season according to someone who has spoken to the receiver. The Eagles..." July 27
CSN Philly "As Jeremy Maclin reported to the NovaCare Complex for training camp on Thursday he was quickly surrounded by reporters. The Eagles’ wide receiver was tossed all sorts of questions from what kind of shape he’s in to whether the Birds have the talent necessary to recover from last season’s..." July 25
Pro Football Talk "Early this offseason, there was some chatter that the Eagles were considering a trade involving wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. That talk was quickly refuted, leaving Maclin to start the final year of his rookie deal with the same team that originally drafted him. Zach Berman of the Philadelphia..." June 23
Philly.com "DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin have spent their careers playing under the same head coach, offensive coordinator, and position coach. They have started together for four seasons, but the offense they're learning now under coach Chip Kelly is considerably different from what they've done in the..." May 16