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Eagles' Maclin tears ACL

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin tore his right ACL during practice Saturday and could miss the season.

Maclin, who tore the same ACL while a freshman at Missouri in 2006, was hurt during a noncontact drill. He said on Twitter soon after the diagnosis: "Appreciate all the love and support twitter fam....sad day but I have setbacks my entire life. Minor setback for a MAJOR comeback! #birdgang."

Last season, his fourth, Maclin led Philadelphia in receptions (69), receiving yards (857) and touchdown catches (seven). This season is the last of his rookie contract, signed after he was drafted 19th overall in 2009.

Maclin has averaged 64 catches, 863 yards and six touchdowns for his career. His best season came in 2011, when he had 70 catches for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Two-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson is Philadelphia's other starter. It also has veterans Jason Avant and former Florida Gator Riley Cooper. And Saturday, the Eagles signed David Ball.

Ball, 29, played for first-year coach Chip Kelly at New Hampshire and broke Jerry Rice's Division I-AA record for touchdown catches. But he has never appeared in a regular-season NFL game. Ball spent time in training camp with the Bears and Jets in 2007-08 and also has played in Canada and the Arena League.

Harvin's status to be learned this week

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will get a second opinion on his sore hip this week, and coach Pete Carroll said all options remain for how the injury is handled.

Carroll said Harvin, a former Florida Gator acquired from the Vikings during the offseason, could miss only a few weeks or need surgery and miss the season. Carroll did not say which hip is hurt.

Harvin missed a June minicamp with what Carroll said was a hip flexor problem. But Harvin was working out without a problem at the team's facility a week ago.

Brown tackle to hospital: Cleveland offensive tackle Ryan Mil­ler sustained a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit during a blocking drill and was taken to a hospital. The team said he was "awake, alert and has movement in all four extremities." He was released Saturday night. "He's doing well," coach Rob Chudzinski said.

Ravens tight end out: Baltimore starting tight end Dennis Pitta is expected to miss the regular-season opener — and possibly the season, reported — after dislocating a hip. Pitta, who collided with safety James Ihedigbo while going for a pass, had surgery Saturday night, the Baltimore Sun said. Last season he caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns.

Bills: Safety Jairus Byrd, Buffalo's franchise player who has not signed his tender, did not report for camp's first day. "We have been in contact, and the lines of communication are open," general manager Doug Whaley said. He gave no details. Byrd's agent, Eugene Parker, said there was "nothing new to report."

Cowboys: Quarterback Tony Romo might not play in the Aug. 4 Hall of Fame game against Miami in order to give reserves more time, coach Jason Garrett said.

Giants: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said he is not sure if he will be ready for the regular season. The former USF star had back surgery June 4. "I feel like I am at 75 percent," Pierre-Paul said.

Raiders: The league suspended backup receiver Andre Holmes for four games for violating its substance-abuse policy. Details were not disclosed.

Texans: Star running back Arian Foster is recovering from a strained right calf but said he shouldn't be out for much longer.

Eagles' Maclin tears ACL 07/27/13 [Last modified: Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:27am]
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