Jeremy Maclin: Silence About WR’s Illness Bad News for Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have dominated the NFL offseason conversation with all of the signings that they made, but the news is not all good in the City of Brotherly Love. Jeremy Maclin has been dealing with a mysterious illness since March, and the fact that there has been no news or update on the situation makes it seem like whatever it is, it isn't good.

According to a report by Jeff McLane and Jonathan Tamari on Philly.com, the Eagles were expected to address Maclin's illness on Tuesday. But neither the Eagles nor Maclin have said anything about it thus far.

"We totally anticipate Jeremy being part of our football team," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said on 97.5 the Fanatic. "We anticipate him being back here shortly, with us when we get back to NovaCare."

While there doesn't have to be full disclosure about what's going on with Maclin's body, some kind of update on the situation has to be given soon or else people are going to assume the worst.

The fact that the Eagles signed Steve Smith away from division rival New York leads me to believe that the team knows there is something really wrong with Maclin and he will likely not be able to play at least of the start of this season, if not longer.

Maclin is a vital part of the Eagles' offense - he led the team with 10 touchdown catches and finished second on the team with 70 catches - and to lose him for any length of time will be big for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

Like I said, we don't need full disclosure because Maclin is entitled to his privacy. But the longer that the Eagles and Maclin drag this out, the more likely it is that he will not be ready to go when the regular season starts on September 11.

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