|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 198 lb.|
|Born:||May 11, 1988|
|Drafted:||2009 / Rd. 1 (19)|
Maclin announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL.
Analysis: Maclin was forced to sit out the entire 2018 season following surgery on his hamstring, and now, the former Pro Bowl wide receiver will officially call it a career. After posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2014 and 2015, Maclin was never the same, and injuries played a big role in his decline. Nevertheless, the wideout still finished with 514 catches for 6,835 yards and 49 touchdowns in his eight-year career.
Maclin is set to undergo a procedure on a hamstring/glute injury, which will keep him sidelined for the 2018 season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The injury was holding Maclin back from working out with teams. He was reportedly a top target for many teams looking to beef up their wide receiver depth. The 30-year-old underwhelmed ruing his lone stint with the Ravens last season, as he caught 40 passes in 12 games for a career-low 11.0 yards per reception. He will now set his sights on a return in 2019.
Maclin (hamstring) is nearing full health and expected to visit and work out for prospective teams soon, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The 30-year-old attracted limited interest shortly after being released by the Ravens in March, then saw his chances of finding a new home prior to the season diminish entirely after tweaking his hamstring while training. While the worst of the injury seems to be behind Maclin at this point, it's uncertain he has much to offer teams as a depth receiver now that he's clearly on the downside of his career and is no longer a threat in the return game. The wideout largely underwhelmed during his lone season in Baltimore, hauling in 40 passes in 12 games for a career-low 11.0 yards per reception.
Maclin, who tweaked his hamstring while training, is still a couple of weeks away from being 100 percent, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: This nuggets helps explain why Maclin, who plans to play this season, remains unsigned. Per the report, the veteran wideout had offers before training camp, but is waiting for the right situation to join his next team. With the regular season about to begin, inevitable injuries could create a situation or two in which Maclin could jump into the mix and gain a degree of fantasy utility as the season rolls along.
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