Eagles rumors: Doug Pederson says “no interest” in Jeremy Maclin

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 30: Jeremy Maclin
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 30: Jeremy Maclin /
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The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be reuniting with Jeremy Maclin after the wide receiver was released by the Chiefs.

While several teams remain in the hunt for now-free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, you can cross a reunion with the Philadelphia Eagles off of that list despite early speculation by NFL analysts that it might be a good fit. The Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who coached Maclin with the Chiefs as their offensive coordinator as well as his earlier days in Philly, said a return is not in the books for Maclin.

Maclin took a short free agent tour this week to the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens, but no deal has officially surfaced with either team thus far. The Cleveland Browns also indicated an interest. Rumor has it that Maclin will take his time to make any decision, so teams will have to be patient with him.

Maclin was cut loose by the Chiefs one week ago to clear some much-needed cap space for the Chiefs and teams seized on the move as Maclin instantly became the best available wide receiver on the open market. Even after a down season of only 2 touchdowns and 44 catches, dealing with nagging injuries throughout 2016, Maclin remains a downfield threat who runs crisp routes and can be a 100-target player.

However, a return to his original team is not in the cards for Maclin as the Eagles already have enough at wide receiver, especially after signing Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffrey this offseason to go with Jordan Matthews atop the depth chart.