The Philadelphia Eagles are set to begin their three-day mandatory minicamp this week after finishing up their voluntary Offseason Team Activities at the end of last week. This minicamp is the last phase of Philadelphia's spring workouts. After this week, the team won't practice together again until Eagles Training Camp begins on Sunday, August 2.
As opposed to the voluntary OTA sessions, this event is mandatory (obviously). This doesn't make a huge difference for the Eagles, however, because most players were already attending practice. The exception is Evan Mathis, who the team released late last week.
One of the biggest things to watch is how Sam Bradford continues to recover from his ACL injury. He gradually ramped up his participation in practice during OTAs. He went from not participating in any team drills to playing in 7-on-7 but still sitting out 11-on-11. Will he show any more progress this week?
Bleeding Green Nation will have Eagles minicamp fully covered as I plan to attend this week's events in person. Follow me on Twitter for live updates (@BrandonGowton). The practices/workouts will be similar to the ones that took place during 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 each day. Select players will be available after practice.
Monday, June 15th - Physicals take place, no workouts or practice.
Tuesday, June 16th - Mandatory Minicamp Practice
Wednesday June 17th - Mandatory Minicamp Practice
Thursday, June 18th - Mandatory Minicamp Practice
Friday, June 19th - 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.