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January 22, 2015

Jeremy Maclin won't cut his hair until he gets a new contract

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Eagles wideout Jeremy Maclin.

Eagles receiver and potential free agent Jeremy Maclin, who had a career best year in 2014 after missing all of the 2013 season while recovering from a torn ACL, is hoping he gets a new contract soon...and won't be cutting his hair until a deal is done.

The 26-year-old wideout turned down a five-year deal from the Eagles last offseason in favor of a one-year deal because the two sides couldn't agree on terms for a long-term extension. That most likely stemmed from the team's fear that Maclin wouldn't be 100 percent coming off major knee surgery. Malin didn't seem upset, and took the one-year deal in the hopes that if he could prove his worth during the season, the Eagles would reward him with a more substantial offer.

His gamble paid off, as he posted career highs in basically every offensive category, including targets (143), receptions (85), yards (1318), and touchdowns* (10). 

*He also had 10 touchdowns in 2010, which was his only other season with 1,000 or more receiving yards.

Maclin wasn't just the Eagles best receiver last season, he was also one of the best receivers in the entire league, earning a trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl in the process.

Needless to say, Maclin deserves a new deal. Let's just hope it happens soon, before he winds up looking like this: