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Curtis Questionable; Maclin To Start

Rookie receiver Jeremy Maclin is expected to start Sunday in place of veteran Kevin Curtis, who is still bothered by a knee injury.

Curtis was held out of Friday's practice and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

"His knee acted up, so we held him out of practice today," head coach Andy Reid said. "Right now, it's pretty tender."

UPDATE: Maclin and Curtis both discussed the wide receiver situation in the locker room.

When asked if he believes that the starting spot opposite DeSean Jackson is now his for the long-term, Maclin simply said, "Yes sir."

"Same way that I approached it before I was the starter," Maclin said when asked how he will approach being the starter. "I go out there day in and day our, perform, and play every game like it's my last."

Meanwhile, Curtis is understandably disappointed that he can't get his left knee healthy.

"It's frustrating, but it's part of this game," Curtis said. "It happens. All kinds of guys deal with different things but you can't get too down on that. You just have to do all you can to get it better and that's wat I'm trying to do."

He also dismissed the notion that the injury had anything to do with age. Curtis is 31.

"I've never felt better in a lot of ways," he said. "You get hurt playing this game, that's just part of the deal."

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 1:08 p.m., October 9

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