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Eagles officially begin their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions today

The Birds are back in town.

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It’s only been 71 days since the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history but the journey to defend their championship already begins today.

Most of the Eagles’ roster will be at the NovaCare Complex in South Philly today for the beginning of the team’s 2018 offseason workout program.

Note that the Eagles are not doing full practices yet. They’re just getting back in the swing of things with strength and conditioning drills.

Phase One shall consist of the first two weeks of the Club’s offseason workout program. Subject to the additional rules set forth in Section 5 of this Article, Phase One activities shall be limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. During Phase One, only full time or part-time strength and conditioning coaches, who have no other coaching responsibilities with the Club, shall be allowed on the field; no other coaches shall be allowed on the field or to otherwise par­ticipate in or observe activities. No footballs shall be permitted to be used (only “dead ball” activities), except that quarterbacks may elect to throw to receivers provided they are not covered by any other player. Players cannot wear helmets during Phase One.

As a reminder, these offseason workouts are held on a voluntary basis. It’s quite possible some Eagles players will not be present in Philly today. News of any significant absences will likely leak out at some point.


Complete Eagles offseason schedule below.

First Day: Monday, April 16.

OTA Offseason Workouts: May 22-24, May 29, May 31, June 1, June 4-5, June 7-8.

Mandatory Minicamp: June 12-14.

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