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Maclin In With 5-Year Deal

First-round pick Jeremy Maclin agreed to terms on a five-year contract late Monday night, ending an eight-day stalemate between his agent and the Eagles. The deal is reportedly worth $15.5 million, with $9.5 million guaranteed. Maclin is expected to join his teammates at Lehigh University on Tuesday, but there is no official word on his reporting time, or when he will be made available to the media, or when he'll begin practicing.

The Eagles traded up in the draft to select the Missouri receiver with the 19th overall pick, and the dynamic Maclin now aims to crack a deep and talented rotation and vie for a spot in the return game. First, however, he must strap on the pads and make up for lost time.

A versatile and explosive wide receiver and return specialist, Maclin established himself as one of college football's most dangerous offensive threats during his two-year career at Missouri. A two-time, first-team All-America selection, Maclin scored 33 total touchdowns and racked up 5,609 all-purpose yards. He set single-season school records with 102 receptions and 1,260 receiving yards, adding 13 receiving touchdowns in 2008.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 11:05 a.m., August 3

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