Sticking point for Maclin, Eagles
February, 27, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
The ink barely is dry on the contract extensions Riley Cooper, Jason Kelce and Jason Peters signed with the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Next up could be Jeremy Maclin, who missed all of last season while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery. The two sides have been talking, but at this time it appears that the length of the contract is a sticking point.
"Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Maclin wants a one-year deal. He hopes to prove in that one year that he has fully recovered from a torn ACL that wiped out what would have been his contract year in Philly," wrote Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
"The Eagles wants a multi-year deal. We’re told that it wouldn’t be, in essence, a one-year 'prove it' deal, with a significant option bonus due in 2015. Instead, it would be a legitimate multi-year contract."