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Another Day, Another Missed Practice For Maclin

First-round draft pick Jeremy Maclin is still without a contract.

Maybe he's waiting to make his debut at the first ever Eagles Flight Night! (5 PM, Lincoln Financial Field). That could be wishful thinking on my part, but another receiver agreed to a deal last night as the Titans got former Rutgers standout Kenny Britt into camp. Britt was the 30th overall selection and just one pick behind the Giants' Hakeem Nicks, who signed his deal yesterday as well. It also made sense for Britt to sign because Chris Wells, the 31st pick, also wrapped up his deal with Arizona yesterday. The Nashville City Paper reported that it was a five-year deal worth around $12 million.

Britt was the last of the six receivers drafted in the first round. Three of those receivers are signed - Nicks, Britt and Darrius Heyward-Bey, the seventh-overall selection of the Raiders. Unsigned are Maclin, the 49ers' Michael Crabtree (No. 10 overall) and Percy Harvin of the Vikings (No. 22 overall).

Britt is the 19th of the 32 first-round picks to get under contract. Here's a list of who remains without a deal: DE Tyson Jackson (Chiefs, No. 3), LB Aaron Curry (Seahawks, No. 4), OT Andre Smith (Bengals, No. 6), OT Eugene Monroe (Jaguars, No. 8), DT B.J. Raji (Packers, No. 9), DE Aaron Maybin (Bills, No. 11), RB Knowshon Moreno (Broncos, No. 12), CB Malcolm Jenkins (Saints, No. 14), DE Robert Ayers (Broncos, No. 18), Maclin (No. 19), Harvin (No. 22) and RB Donald Brown (Colts, No. 27).

Of those picks who remain unsigned, the only players who are not holdouts at this point are Monroe and Brown. The Jaguars and Colts don't start their respective training camp practices until Monday. NOTE: Players on the Physically Unable to Perform list DO count against the 80-man roster limit. So when Maclin does sign, the Eagles will have to make a roster move. Saturday's addition of Willie Williams put the Eagles roster at 80. Maclin does not count right now because he is not under contract. I apologize for the error.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:37 a.m., August 2

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