Philadelphia Eagles: Maclin Tears ACL

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Photo taken by Elsa/Getty Images

A cornerstone of the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense went down on Saturday. 

New Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly is expected to be very high-octane. While the offensive philosophy may not be as elusive as when he was the head honcho at Oregon, the Eagles need as many fresh legs as they can get.

Well, this won’t help. WR Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL on Saturday, which will end his 2013 campaign before it starts. The team’s official website confirmed the news.

This will deflate parts of the Eagles’ treasured outside speed. In 2012, Maclin tallied 69 receptions for 857 yards and seven touchdowns. Maclin and fellows Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson flanked Philly’s offense, and an Eagles’ wing was clipped.

With the loss of Maclin, the Eagles will have to run more and utilize TE Brent Celek and H-Back James Casey. The more they diversify the ball carrier and balance the run/pass ratio, the bigger the win count.

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