Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was carted off the field during Saturday’s practice after injuring his right knee.
There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury, and the team said Maclin was still being evaluated. Maclin went down at the end of a non-contact drill and appeared in pain while on the ground for several minutes.
He was helped onto the cart and needed assistance getting off it and going into the team’s practice facility.
Philadelphia is in its second full practice under new coach Chip Kelly. The first practice with pads is today.
The Eagles signed wide receiver David Ball to the 90-man roster. The 29-year-old Ball played for Kelly at New Hampshire, and broke Jerry Rice’s Division I-AA record for touchdown receptions. Ball spent time in training camp with Chicago and the New York Jets in 2007-08.
Maclin is headed into his fifth season with the Eagles. He led the team with 69 catches for 857 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and the former first-round pick is in the final year of his rookie contract.
Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson is Philadelphia’s other starter. The team has veterans Jason Avant and Riley Cooper along with several younger wideouts in camp.
Maclin has averaged 64 catches, 863 yards and six TDs in his first four seasons. His best year was in 2011 when he had 70 receptions for 964 yards and 10 TDs.
Raiders’ Holmes to sit
Oakland Raiders receiver Andre Holmes was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Holmes will be eligible to return to the Raiders’ active roster Sept. 30. He will be allowed to participate in all preseason practices and games.
The Arizona Cardinals signed rookie free-agent wide receiver Nicholas Edwards, who caught 215 passes for 2,634 yards and 33 touchdowns at Eastern Washington. The signing follows the announced retirement of Arizona rookie wide receiver Ryan Swope due to concussion issues. … Linebacker O’Brien Schofield was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks.
On the mend
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is still recovering from a right calf strain, but said that he feels good and shouldn’t be out of camp much longer. Foster rushed for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns last year. … Carolina Panthers rookie guard Edmund Kugbila was carted to the locker room after injuring his right hamstring early in Saturday’s practice in Spartanburg, S.C. Coach Ron Rivera says the extent of the injury is unclear. … Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will get a second opinion on his sore hip next week in New York, and Seattle coach Pete Carroll said all options remain for how the injury is handled. … The New York Jets placed cornerback Aaron Berry on season-ending injured reserve and signed running back Chad Spann. Berry tore the anterior cruciate ligament in a knee when he got tangled up with a wide receiver during the Jets’ first practice of training camp Friday. Defensive tackle Junior Aumavae and cornerback Mike Edwards were activated from the physically unable to perform list, while cornerback Darrin Walls was removed from the non-football injury list. … The Indianapolis Colts put Pat Angerer and defensive end Fili Moala on the physically unable to perform list.