Coming off a career year, it should come as no surprise that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will draw interest from other teams on the open market. Just hours after the pre-free agency negotiation window opened on Saturday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Maclin has piqued the Texans' interest.
The Texans are looking to replace longtime wide receiver Andre Johnson, who reportedly asked to be traded or released after being notified of a reduced role in 2015. Houston has a player on the rise in DeAndre Hopkins, who had 76 catches for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns last season.
At a Jefferson Heart Health event last weekend in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Maclin was hopeful that a long-term deal would get hammered out with the Eagles.
"I've always said I want to be here in Philadelphia, but also I've always said it's a business," Maclin said. "But both sides have made it known that we want each other back, so the rest is in God's hands.
"If it's supposed to happen, it's supposed to happen. I want to be here."
Maclin earned his first-career Pro Bowl nomination in 2014 after setting career highs in receptions (85), yards receiving (1,318) and 100-yard games (4) while tying a career high with 10 touchdown receptions. He was also the Eagles' recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award last season.