The Philadelphia Eagles will be without one of their top offensive playmakers against Arizona on Sunday.

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who leads the Eagles with two receiving touchdowns this season, will not play against the Cardinals because of a hip contusion he suffered this past Sunday against Baltimore.

"Jeremy really didn't make any improvement this week," Eagles coach Andy Reid said Friday in quotes provided by the team, "so we're going to give him the week off here to make sure we get that thing right.

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"Jeremy wants to play, but we have to take a step back and let that thing heal up."

Maclin, who has eight receptions for 119 yards this season, has been hampered by hip injuries. He suffered a hip pointer in the season opener at Cleveland and then hurt his other hip while making a block against the Ravens.

Veteran Jason Avant or rookie Damaris Johnson will replace Maclin in the starting lineup, while the other receiver will also see a lot of action. Mardy Gilyard, who joined the team just two weeks ago, will be the fourth receiver.

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