Jeremy Maclin toasts Revis in Eagles-Pats practice


With the Eagles and Patriots embroiled in joint practice this week, New England's rebuilt defense is getting a taste of the wideout Philadelphia plans to lean on heavily come September: Jeremy Maclin.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted Wednesday that Maclin, coming off last year's torn ACL, has flashed speed in the sessions, having his way with one of the game's premier cornerbacks on Wednesday:

Maclin and Revis dueled all day long on Tuesday, with Maclin drawing a trio of holding penalties on Revis, per McLane. Twelve months removed from knee surgery, the Eagles pass-catcher also beat the Patriots All-Pro corner deep for a touchdown, according to NFL Media's Judy Battista. McLane noted, though, that "Revis gave little effort once Maclin got behind him."

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Wednesday's practice took a downward turn when Maclin left the field cursing to himself. Arrelious Benn replaced him on the slippery, rain-soaked field as Maclin watched from the sideline. Maclin later told reporters that his left hamstring "grabbed" during practice but he hopes to play Friday.

Maclin's show of speed and moves is encouraging news for an Eagles offense that will depend on the wideout to help fill the void left by DeSean Jackson. If Maclin can make noise against Revis in Friday night's preseason tilt, he can do it against anyone.

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