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More Tests for Jermy Maclin

Contributed by on August 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

More Tests for Jermy Maclin

Jermey Maclin, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver will undergo more tests to diagnose his undisclosed illness, which has not let him appear for the training camp practice sessions.

A team spokesperson for the Philadelphia Eagles said that he will undergo tests at his hometown of St. Louis on Thursday. It is rumored that Maclin has contracted the disease mononucleosis in the season of spring. However, it is not certain if the current absence from practice is because of this illness. Recently he turned down reports that he was suffering from an career threatening illness. He completely said that the reports were false.

When coach Andy Reid was contacted about Maclin’s fitness for the NFL season, he said that he was optimistic about the fitness and participation by him.

Maclin in the last season has caught more than 70 passes for 964 yards. He is also tied seventh in NFL with 10 touchdown receptions.

The Eagles on Wednesday agreed to a 1 year deal with Steve Smith, a New York Giants receiver, who himself is recovering from a injury to the knew. Smith has played for three years with the New York Giants, between 2007 and 2010. He has taken 220 receptions for 2,585 yards and also 11 touchdowns. In 2009, Smith made the pro bowl, when he posted a franchise record of 107 receptions for seven touchdowns and 1,220 yards. Smith’s doctors believed that Smith could return to professional NFL games by October if his rehabilitation does not suffer any set backs. However, even with October as the date of return, he will not be able to begin at the start of the season. Only with both Smith and Maclin, the Eagles will have the most talented receives double in NFL. It is hoped that the two players make their comeback before the regular season begins.