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Jeremy Maclin | Wide Receiver

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
College: Missouri
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Jeremy Maclin caught seven balls for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' third preseason game.
He caught all seven of his first-half targets. The Chiefs got on the board quickly with a 29-yard dart into good coverage complete to Maclin from a surprisingly-aggressive Alex Smith. For the second straight game, Maclin was fed the football creatively and showed outstanding chemistry with his quarterback on a variety of routes. If the Chiefs keep manufacturing ways for Maclin to get the football, he'll be a value pick in the sixth and seventh round of drafts. Aug 28 - 10:02 PM

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Jeremy Maclin caught three balls for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' second preseason game, adding an eight-yard carry.

Maclin looked quick and explosive working the sideline against Seattle's boundary corners. He saw a goal-line target early in the second quarter, but couldn't secure it following a big hit by Seahawks S Steven Terrell over the middle. Plays later, Maclin lined up in the backfield next to Alex Smith in the shotgun and beat a linebacker for a three-yard TD. Maclin played a variety of roles and motioned all over the field, perhaps indicating the Chiefs plan to manufacture ways to get him the football. Maclin is priced quite affordably this year in drafts with fantasy owners fearing the effect Smith will have on his numbers.
Aug 21 - 10:01 PM

Jeremy Maclin expects the Chiefs to throw it down the field more often this season.

"It may not be bombs over Baghdad every play," Maclin said. "But is that something we can do? Do we want to do more of it? Yes, we do." According to Pro Football Focus, Alex Smith attempted just 24 passes of more than 20 yards last season. Maclin had 34 targets of longer than 20 yards by himself. Maclin's presence should force the ultra-conservative Smith to push the ball downfield more, but it is unlikely to become a big part of the Chiefs' offensive attack.
Aug 20 - 1:26 PM

Alex Smith said he's been impressed with Jeremy Maclin's football IQ and his knowledge of the team's playbook.

"[Maclin] knows it, hasn’t skipped a beat as far as stepping in," said Smith. "And really, we’ve been able to do a lot more this offseason than you normally would with a new guy because of that. It’s really kind of a credit to him for getting in mentally and being ready." Maclin played four seasons under Andy Reid in Philadelphia so his encyclopedic knowledge of the playbook shouldn't come as a surprise. Smith won't stretch the field with Maclin like Nick Foles did in Philly, but the 27-year-old still projects as a serviceable WR2/3 in most formats.
Jun 28 - 12:17 PM

Jeremy Maclin made more downfield catches of 20 yards or more last season than the Chiefs' whole receiving corps.

Five of Maclin's 10 touchdown catches were of this variety. The Chiefs had chain movers last season, but until Maclin arrived, they didn't have much of a deep threat. Maclin is familiar with the offense after playing four seasons under Andy Reid in Philadelphia, but Alex Smith's risk-averse quarterbacking is a significant threat to Maclin's fantasy ceiling and floor.
Apr 26 - 8:29 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Jeremy Maclin will play the "Z" position in his offense.

It's the position DeSean Jackson played when Reid, Jackson, and Maclin were all together in Philly. During that four-year stretch (2009-12), D-Jax averaged 3.8 catches for 70.4 yards with 0.38 touchdowns per game while going over 1,000 yards twice. Of course, the Kansas City version of Reid's offense is a bit different as checkdown captain Alex Smith refuses to throw into tight windows and Jamaal Charles is the focal point. Maclin will likely catch more balls, but will be stretched to reach Jackson's yardage heights as Smith's "Z," leaving him as a low-upside WR2/3 type. He's going to miss Chip Kelly's scheme badly.
Mar 24 - 9:32 AM

Chiefs agreed to terms with WR Jeremy Maclin, formerly of the Eagles, on a five-year, $55 million contract with $22.5 million guaranteed.

The deal will become official when the Chiefs clear the necessary cap room to fit the contract onto their books. That will involve the release of Dwayne Bowe. Maclin's $11 million annual average makes him the league's sixth-highest paid receiver. It's quite the price for a guy who was viewed more as a No. 2 than a true No. 1 before last year. Maclin has topped 1,000 receiving yards once across six NFL seasons. His numbers are going to dip dramatically in Kansas City with popgun-armed, dink-and-dunker Alex Smith at quarterback.
Mar 11 - 11:02 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jeremy Maclin's contract with the Chiefs will pay him in the vicinity of $11 million per year.

We can now understand why Chip Kelly let Maclin get away. While Maclin is a very nice receiver, paying him more than guys like Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and Antonio Brown is a monstrous stretch. It's also a stretch to think Alex Smith could support a wide receiver enough for him to be worth $11 million annually. The Eagles were reportedly offering Maclin $9 million per year.
Mar 9 - 9:40 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports free agent Jeremy Maclin plans to sign with the Chiefs on Tuesday.

This is a worst case scenario for Maclin's fantasy football outlook. Not only is Alex Smith unwilling to pull the trigger on what he deems difficult throws, but Andy Reid's offense is "spread the wealth" in nature, and doesn't heavily target one specific player. Maclin never broke out in Philadelphia until he had Chip Kelly scheming him the football in 2014. In order to clear enough salary cap room for Maclin, the Chiefs are expected to release Dwayne Bowe. They may also have to move on from their pursuit of free agent C Rodney Hudson.
Mar 8 - 8:29 PM

According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, the Eagles continue to make a push to retain free agent WR Jeremy Maclin.

The Eagles are playing with fire here as they only have Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper and Josh Huff behind Maclin. Still, we'd expect a deal to get done. Chip Kelly remains flush with cap space despite the Byron Maxwell/Frank Gore agreements, and Maclin knows he can flourish as a No. 1 wideout in this scheme. Per La Canfora, the Eagles are being "proactive."
Mar 8 - 4:57 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin have been "not as close recently" in contract talks.

Per beat writer Jeff McLane, a deal "was close for some time," but the sides aren't as near to compromising now and Maclin is "getting nibbles." McLane says the Eagles must "up the ante" with Maclin after clearing a ton of cap room via the LeSean McCoy trade. If the Eagles lose Maclin, Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, and Josh Huff would be left as their top three receivers.
Mar 4 - 10:01 AM

The Eagles are not assigning the franchise or transition tag.

It means Jeremy Maclin will head to the open market absent a long-term contract before Tuesday, March 10. The Eagles would undoubtedly like to re-sign Maclin after he exploded for 85/1,318/10 last season, but have decided he isn't worth a guaranteed one-year, $12.8 million commitment. Going on age 27, Maclin won't be handing out any discounts with free agency so close. With Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas franchise tagged, Maclin is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent receiver, behind only Randall Cobb.
Mar 2 - 4:00 PM

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher believes the Eagles will use the franchise tag on free agent Jeremy Maclin on Monday if the two sides don't agree to a long-term deal.

Maclin isn't in a rush to get a long-term deal done because he may want to see the open market. The Eagles can't afford to lose Maclin and are reportedly getting closer to his contract demands. The use of the tag would be to buy time in extension talks, as neither side would want to go into the season on the tag. It'd ultimately be a surprise if Maclin reached free agency March 10.
Mar 1 - 10:35 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin are not "significantly far apart" in contract negotiations.

McLane, and really everyone else, believes a deal will get done. The real question is whether the Eagles resort to the franchise tag if a deal cannot be reached by the March 2 deadline. McLane says it is "unlikely" the Eagles want to pay Maclin the estimated $12.8 million the tag would cost, but Philadelphia "would probably only use the tag to buy time and keep Maclin off the market." Despite the protracted negotiations, Maclin is expected to re-sign with the Eagles.
Feb 28 - 9:39 AM

At his induction into the Missouri University Hall of Fame on Friday night, free agent Jeremy Maclin reiterated he wants to be an Eagle.

Contract negotiations between Maclin and the Eagles have dragged on longer than anticipated, but the two sides are still expected to reach a deal before free agency. If they cannot come to an agreement, the Eagles are expected use the franchise tag. Maclin will almost certainly be in Philadelphia next season.
Feb 14 - 9:49 AM

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3RB1Jamaal Charles
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FB1Anthony Sherman
2Spencer Ware
WR11Jeremy Maclin
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4Kenny Cook
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