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First-round draft pick Jeremy Maclin signed on a five-year contract.

A versatile and explosive 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 All America selection, Maclin scored 33 total touchdowns and amassed 5,609 all-purpose yards. He set single-season records at Missouri with 102 receptions and 1,260 receiving yards in 2008.

Maclin attended a Phillies game as the guest of slugger Ryan Howard, a fellow Missouri native during the OTAs back in June.

"It was cool to be able to meet him. We both grew up in the same area," Maclin said. "I never got a chance to play against him or anything like that because he's a little bit older, but it was cool to meet him."

Eagles Add Two, Waive Three

The Eagles announced they have signed defensive end Jason Babin and linebacker Matt Wilhelm, each to one-year contracts. To make room on the 80-man roster for Babin, Wilhelm and Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles released defensive tackle Jervonte Jackson, cornerback Courtney Robinson and wide receiver Marcus Thigpen.

A first-round draft choice of the Houston Texans (27th overall) in 2004, the 29-year-old Babin has amassed 156 total tackles, 15 sacks and forced two fumbles in his five year career. Babin has also spent time with Seahawks and Chiefs.

Originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft, Wilhelm spent the first six seasons of his career with the San Diego Chargers and totaled 220 tackles, two sacks and six interceptions. The 28-year-old Wilhelm was released by the Chargers on July 24, 2009.

Play Of The Day

Quarterback Donovan McNabb benefited from excellent pass protection during the morning practice's live portion as he had plenty of time to sit in the pocket before launching a deep ball that found WR Kevin Curtis in stride for a 70-yard touchdown.

Officially Licensed

NFL referees Scott Green, James Coleman, Jeremy Lomax, John Schleyer and David Wyant discussed new rule changes for 2009 with the media.

Time's Yours

For the first time ever, one lucky Eagles fan will have the opportunity to be an Eagles sideline reporter on gameday! Eagles Television Network (ETN) is running a contest called, "Time's Yours" throughout the pre-season with the winner earning a spot as a part of ETN's on-air gameday crew. The winner will be awarded a spot as a reporter in the September 3rd game vs. the New York Jets reporting the 3rd and 4th quarter of the game from the sidelines.

Fans can enter the contest by uploading a one-minute long audition video on demonstrating their best Eagles Sideline reporting skills. The contest is open to men and women ages 18 and older from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Click here to enter.

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