Sep 5, 2014 6:19 PM

Eagles' receivers eager to show their stuff

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Replacing DeSean Jackson isn't a one-man job in Philadelphia.

Jeremy Maclin returns from missing a season following ACL surgery to take Jackson's starting spot, but the Eagles are also counting on rookie Jordan Matthews and others to fill the void.

Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl receiver, was cut by the Eagles after the best season of his career. It was a bold move by coach Chip Kelly, who made it clear he's willing to part with players who don't do things his way.

Maclin says he doesn't think they'll miss a beat.

They'll get their first chance to prove it Sunday when the defending NFC East champions host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Maclin and Riley Cooper are the starters outside. Cooper is coming off a breakout season.


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