So much for the Chiefs landing Jeremy Maclin on a one-year deal. A report from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane says the Eagles favor keeping the former Missouri receiver over Riley Cooper.
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 remains on the radar, and the Eagles could circle back if they don’t land another target, but securing Maclin will take precedence.
Maclin would have made a lot of sense for the Chiefs as a one-year stop gap while the team looks to add depth to the weakest position group on the team. Instead, it looks like Maclin will stay in Philadelphia.
This doesn’t mean there are not a lot of options out there for the Chiefs in free agency. Tennessee recently cut Kenny Britt and Seattle may be close to letting Sidney Rice go. There have also been rumors the Atlanta Falcons may consider releasing Roddy White. This is on top of a loaded free agent class that includes Eric Decker, Jacoby Jones, James Jones, Julian Edelman, Hakeem Nicks, Emmanuel Sanders, and Golden Tate. There will be plenty of options for Kansas City to fill their receiver needs.