The Eagles saw wide receiver Jeremy Maclin leave Wednesday’s practice early with a hamstring injury, although Maclin said after the session that he didn’t feel it was serious and still hoped to play in Friday’s preseason game.
It doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Maclin is a spectator at Thursday’s joint practice with the Patriots and that he is “unlikely” to be in the lineup when the two teams play on Friday night.
Maclin was the #13 WR in 2010, #31 in 2011 and #27 in 2012 before tearing his ACL last summer. The Eagles don't throw as much under Kelly as they did under Andy Reid, but Maclin has the talent and opportunity -- DeSean Jackson is gone -- to be a fantasy starter in 2014, provided his knee (and hamstring) is good to go.