PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will leave the Eagles to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs when free agency opens on Tuesday.
Maclin has been widely regarded as the Eagles top free agent and was one of the top producers in Chip Kelly’s offense in 2014.
After missing the entire 2013 season due to injury, Maclin returned in 2014 to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl. He bet on himself signing a one-year deal with the Eagles prior to the 2014 season following a torn ACL.
Maclin caught a career-high 85 passes as the featured receiver in Kelly’s offense. He posted 1,318 receiving yards to go along with 10 touchdowns.
Signing with the Chiefs would signify a return home for Maclin who is from Chesterfield, Missouri and who starred at Missouri in college.
Update: Monday – 9:48 a.m.
The Chiefs will pay Maclin about $11 million per season, according to Adam Schefter.