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Maclin, Smith Debut At Practice

The Eagles moved their practice indoors Saturday due to rain from Hurricane Irene, but there was some good that came out of the workout - the return of wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Steve Smith.

Neither receiver had practiced with the team this season. Maclin was sidelined with an illness that required a battery of tests throughout the offseason. Most recently, Maclin underwent a laparoscopic surgical procedure back on August 11 which helped determine that the illness was not life-threatening. Once cleared to return to football activity, Maclin said that there was "no doubt" that he would be ready for the season opener on September 11 in his hometown of St. Louis.

A free agent acquisition this offseason, Smith was recovering from knee surgery last December. Smith said that he hoped to be on the field for the season opener. The former Giant agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Eagles on August 10.

Maclin and Smith are now not eligible to be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the regular season since they practiced.

Head coach Andy Reid will update the complete injury situation on Eagles Live! following the team's practice.

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