The Philadelphia Eagles are set to begin their three-day mandatory minicamp today after concluding their voluntary offseason team activities late last week. This minicamp is the last phase of Philadelphia's spring workout program. After this week, the entire team won't practice together again until Eagles training camp begins on Monday, July 24.
The biggest difference between OTAs and minicamp is that this week's practices are mandatory. Jason Peters, Donnie Jones, and Marcus Smith skipped all of Philadelphia's voluntary workouts this offseason, but now they can be fined up to $80,405 if they don't show up. Smith has reportedly showed up to Philly. Still waiting to hear more about Peters and Jones.
Bleeding Green Nation will have Eagles minicamp fully covered as I 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.
Eagles minicamp 2017 schedule
Monday, June 12th
Players report and physicals take place. No workouts or practice. Assistant coaches available to media.
Tuesday, June 13th
UPDATE: Eagles practice moved from 12:50 PM ET to 9:00 AM ET
Rest of Tuesday's schedule TBD
Wednesday June 14th
Doug Pederson speaks at 10:45 AM ET
Practice begins at 12:50 PM ET
Players available in the locker room at 3:00 PM ET
Thursday, June 15th
Practice begins at 11:00 AM ET
Players available in the locker room at 12:30 PM ET
Doug Pederson speaks at 1:00 PM ET
Friday, June 16th
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.