Philadelphia Eagles: Injuries Put Pressure on DeSean Jackson to Produce

August 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two weeks ago, the Philadelphia Eagles thought they had one of the better groups of wide receivers in the National Football League.
DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin comprised a top duo capable of each producing 1,000 receiving yards, while Jason Avant has been a model of consistency from the slot position. Arrelious Benn, Riley Cooper, and Damaris Johnson provided almost an overhaul of players fighting for spots on the roster.
Now, the cupboard is all but bare.
Maclin suffered a season-ending ACL injury, and he was later joined by Benn. In between, a video surfaced of Cooper displaying racist behavior at a concert—one that questioned his status with the team.
The Eagles have maintained that they are keeping Cooper, but he’s not much more than another Hank Baskett. Avant is a slid slot receiver, although he lacks the speed to do much else but catch short slant and curl routes. Replacing Maclin and Benn will be difficult, and it leaves a big task...

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