The ranks of healthy wide receivers for the Eagles has dropped from four to three following yesterday's 17-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns, head coach Andy Reid said Monday. Jeremy Maclin battled through both a hip flexor strain and a hip pointer against the Browns to post seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown, but he's been left plenty sore in the aftermath.
"He's got a little bit of a hip flexor strain in there too that happened after the hip pointer," Reid said. "As you know with hip pointers, they hurt you a lot more the next couple of days than they do when they actually happen. But he battled through it. You have to give him credit for that. He battled through it and got himself through the game, but he's awful tender today."
With Riley Cooper still sidelined by a fractured collarbone, that leaves only DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson as the healthy receivers on the active roster. Reid said that Cooper will not be ready to play by this Sunday, but it's too soon to make a decision on Maclin's availability for Sunday's home opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
"I'm going to just see here the next couple of days, see how he feels," Reid said. "It won't be Riley."
A pair of 2012 sixth-round picks are on the practice squad for the Eagles in Marvin McNutt and B.J. Cunningham (drafted by the Miami Dolphins), and there are plenty of free agent wide receivers available if the Eagles deem an addition necessary.
Elsewhere on the injury front, Jason Avant suffered a wrist contusion, Jaiquawn Jarrett suffered a shoulder strain and Curtis Marsh incurred a hamstring strain. All three of those injuries were categorized as fairly minor by Reid.
"They're sore, but I think they'll be ready to roll," he said. "We'll see how it goes this week."
Finally, running back Dion Lewis, who was held out of the season opener because of a hamstring injury, is improving.
"We'll just see how he is," Reid said. "I think he's close."
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