The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their Organized Team Activities at the end of last week which means it's now time for the last phase of the team's offseason workouts before Training Camp starts in late July. That's right: it's time for Eagles veteran mandatory minicamp.
As opposed to the voluntary OTA sessions, this event is mandatory (duh). The Eagles already had full attendance during OTAs so this doesn't make a big difference. The only notable addition here is that rookie safety Ed Reynolds is allowed to re-join the team this week.
Bleeding Green Nation will have Eagles minicamp fully covered as I plan to attend this week's events in person. The practices/workouts will be similar to those done at OTAs. No contact is allowed yet again.
Here's what the full schedule for this week looks like.
Note that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is slated to address the media before practice on Tues/Weds/Thurs. Select players will be available after practice.
Monday, June 16th - Physicals take place, no workouts or practice.
Tuesday, June 17th - Mandatory Minicamp Practice
Wednesday June 18th - Mandatory Minicamp Practice
Thursday, June 19th - Mandatory Minicamp Practice
Friday, June 20th - Off day. Minicamp is over.
Full explanation of the limits of Veteran Mandatory Minicamp per Article 22 Section 2 of the CBA:
Section 2. Veteran Mandatory Minicamp. No mandatory veteran minicamp may exceed three days in length, plus one day for physical examinations. The minicamp must be conducted during the week (Monday through Friday) , with physicals taking place on Monday but no practice or workouts on that day, practices on Tuesday through Thursday and a day off on Friday . The minicamp must be conducted during week three or week four of Phase Three of the Club's offseason workout program. The Phase Three rules set forth in Article 21, Section 2(b) (iii) of this Agreement shall apply to all mini camp activities. Two-a-day practices shall be permitted at two of the three practice days of the Club 's one mandatory minicamp, subject to the following rules: (i) players may be on the field for a total of no more than three and one-half hours per day; (ii) players may participate in one practice for no more than two and one-half hours of on-field activities under Phase Three rules; (iii) the second practice may only be for the remaining portion of the players' daily three and one-half hour on-field activities and shall be limited to walk-through instruction only; (iv) no organized team activities (including treatment and taping) may begin prior to 7:00am local time or end after 8:30 pm local time, and players shall be given at least one hour for lunch and dinner each; (v) players may only be asked to participate in Club activities for a maximum of ten hours per day including taping and treatment but excluding meal time. The on-field time limits described above shall begin as soon as position coaches begin to coach players on the field.