Jeremy Maclin won’t be playing this season. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports (via Twitter) that the veteran wideout is set to undergo a “procedure on a hamstring/glute injury that’s kept him from working out for teams.” The 30-year-old won’t be able to return in time for the 2018 season, but he’s expected to be ready for the 2019 campaign.
The former Pro Bowler had tweaked his hamstring during training sessions, but reports from mid-September indicated that he was close to being healthy. Maclin reportedly had offers in hand prior to training camp, and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets that teams were continuing to monitor the wideout. They only definitive interest in the wideout was the Eagles, who had Maclin on their radar during the offseason.
Following two seasons in Kansas City, Maclin joined the Ravens prior to the 2017 season. In 12 games with Baltimore, the wideout hauled in 40 receptions for 440 yards and three touchdowns. With the veteran set to have a $7.5MM cap hit for the 2018 season, the Ravens released Maclin back in March.
By the time the upcoming offseason comes around, Maclin will be three seasons removed from his last 1,000-yard season. A team looking for a veteran presence could take a stab at the wideout, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to garner more than a one-year deal for the minimum.
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