Maclin's 2013 season was over before it even started. He tore his right ACL in late July and landed on injured reserve before the preseason schedule began. One of the biggest concerns was the fact the injury occurred in the same knee Maclin injured in college.
The injury was enough to force Maclin into a one-year "prove it" contract. However, the fact he suffered it so early in the season bodes well for the receiver. He underwent surgery in early August and is expected to be healthy in time for offseason workouts.
It seems somewhat surprising that the former first-round pick decided to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles without even testing the free agent market. Several teams are in dire need of a starting wideout, including the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
However, if Maclin believed he didn't have a chance at a multi-year deal, it makes sense to return to a familiar offense without a learning curve. He would also be hard-pressed to land with a better quarterback than Nick Foles, who had a breakout season after taking over as the Eagles' starter midway through 2013.
The Seahawks announced that they have cut both defensive lineman Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice. Bryant's role on Seattle's defensive line was diminishing, and his cap hit was $8.5 million
Two years ago, the Bears signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden to help improve the secondary. He did that in a productive 2012 season, but a torn hamstring caused him to miss all of 2013. Chicago could use some help in the secondary, and if Hayden is healthy he should be a nice option for them to turn to next year.