Thursday, October 8, 2009

Curtis loses starting job to Maclin

Omar Gaither isn't the only starter to lose his job over the bye week.

Rookie Jeremy Maclin is the guy at wide receiver, not veteran Kevin Curtis.

It's the second straight year a veteran has lost his starting job to a rookie basically because of an injury. Call it the Reggie Brown treatment. Enamored with second-round pick DeSean Jackson last year, the Eagles quickly fell out of love with Brown, who was managing groin and hamstring injuries.

First-round pick Maclin has remained the starting wide receiver although Curtis is practicing this week.

"Jeremy did a good job the last game," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "He played well so we'll keep him going and try to get Kevin healthy as quick as we can. And Kevin is doing better. That thing is feeling a little bit better."

Maclin  is confident he can keep the job.

"I'm happy to be in this situation now," he said. "I've got to continue to make the best out of this opportunity."


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