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Eagles, Maclin Deal May Be Close

Head coach Andy Reid said after Friday morning's practice that there is no update on the Jeremy Maclin situation. The Eagles' first-round draft pick (19th overall) is still without a contract. He has now missed five days of practice.

However, there might be some progress being made after all.

Former Eagle Garry Cobb cited a source with "inside knowledge" of the negotiations and Cobb reports that the deal could be done "as early as today." Cobb writes that the fact that Darrius Heyward-Bey's contract is done helps out Maclin's talks because they are represented by the same agency. Heyward-Bey was the No. 7 overall pick and the first receiver taken. The Raiders inked Heyward-Bey to a reported five-year deal that could be worth as much $54 million if all the incentives are reached.

Maclin was the third receiver selected in the draft behind San Francisco's Michael Crabtree, the 10th overall pick, who is also without a contract.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:44 p.m., July 31

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