The Philadelphia Eagles have made a change to their practice schedule.
The team’s OTA practice tomorrow on Monday, June 4 will NOT be open to the media as originally planned. Instead, the Eagles’ practice on Wednesday, June 6 will now be open to reporters instead.
The reason for this change likely has to do with the Eagles’ White House visit scheduled for 3:00 PM ET on Tuesday, June 5.
#Eagles had an open-to-the Media OTA scheduled for tomorrow but are moving access back to Wednesday. Likely didn’t want players having to answer questions about whether they were going to the White House on Tuesday or not.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) June 3, 2018
It is interesting timing. I sense from players I’ve talked to that not a lot of African-American Eagles want to be a prop for Trump photo op. https://t.co/pt9rIVnjxp— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) June 3, 2018
A number of Eagles players (such as Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, Brandon Graham, etc.) have stated they won’t be attending the White House visit. Other Eagles players will be posing for a photo with President Donald Trump as Philadelphia’s Super Bowl victory is honored. The pictures from the event will ultimately reveal which players did/didn’t go.
The Eagles will return to Philly for their aforementioned OTA practice on Wednesday, June 6. That one will be open to the media, as will their originally scheduled practice on Thursday, June 7.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is set to speak prior to Wednesday’s practice at 10:30 AM ET.
This news is hardly major but I’m just letting you know so you can expect OTA coverage on Wednesday and not tomorrow. Carry on.
Remaining offseason workout schedule
OTA Offseason Workouts: June 4-7.
Mandatory Minicamp: June 12-14.
BGN Coverage: The following practices are open to the media: June 6, June 7, June 12-14. I’ll be at all of those practices. Follow me for live updates: @BrandonGowton.