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Maclin had lymphoma scare

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19: Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 19, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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After weeks of ambiguity regarding the health of Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin, there finally is some clarity, both for him and his family.

Maclin tells Jay Glazer of that the third-year receiver has been cleared after undergoing tests for lymphoma.

News of the possible diagnosis came on Maclin’s birthday, May 11. Lymph nodes were removed and tested last week, and he has received word that he does not have cancer.

Maclin told Glazer that the problem was determined to be a virus.

In April, Maclin said he had lost 15 pounds due to a “mono-like” illness.

The Eagles reportedly will be making a statement tonight regarding Maclin’s situation.

It’s now clear why Maclin’s status was so sketchy, and why so little information was available. Though he’s going to be fine, Maclin had some nervous moments. We’re glad that he can now relax and focus on getting himself ready to play.