Philadelphia Eagles training camp is about to get a lot more physical when the team practices at Lincoln Financial Field on Tuesday. For the first time in 2015, the team is set to practice in pads.
By NFL rule, the Eagles have not been able to wear pads in training camp to this point. The CBA states players can not wear pads or have live contact for the first three days of training camp. For the Eagles, that three-day countdown began on Saturday when players reported for camp. The Eagles' practice on Tuesday is beyond the required waiting period.
Watching players practice with pads on is obviously more fun than merely watching players run around in shorts. Though the Eagles don't tackle to the ground during full team drills, the team can actually work on individual tackling drills. Cornerbacks can get physical with receivers at the line of scrimmage. Linemen can get after it against each other in the trenches. And so on. It'll be interesting to see which players shine and which plays fade when the going gets tough.