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Eagles mandatory minicamp begins this week

The final week of spring practice is here.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles-Minicamp Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles will begin their mandatory minicamp this week after concluding the voluntary portion of their offseason workout program last Thursday. This minicamp marks the last phase of Philadelphia’s spring practices. After this week, the entire team won’t practice together again until Eagles training camp begins in late July.

The biggest difference between OTAs and minicamp is that this week’s practices are mandatory. Hence: “mandatory” minicamp. Players will be fined for skipping minicamp practices:

1st day missed: $14,775
2nd day missed: $29,550
3rd day missed: $44,325

Total: $88,650

Malcolm Jenkins is reportedly expected to miss this week’s minicamp as he pursues a pay raise [UPDATE: Nope! He’s attending minicamp after all]. Other veteran players such as Alshon Jeffery, Lane Johnson, and Jason Peters are expected to be back at practice after missing voluntary OTAs.

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 practice rules will be similar to the ones that took place during OTAs in that contact is still not allowed.

You can [CLICK HERE] for a list of things we’ll be watching in this week’s practices.

2019 Eagles minicamp schedule

Monday, June 10

Players report and physicals take place. No workouts or practice.

Assistant coaches available to media at 10:00 AM ET.

Carson Wentz press conference at 6:00 PM ET.

Tuesday, June 11

Doug Pederson speaks at 12:30 PM ET

Practice begins at 1:30 PM ET

Players available in the locker room at 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, June 12

Doug Pederson speaks at 12:30 PM ET

Practice begins at 1:30 PM ET

Players available in the locker room at 4:30 PM ET

Thursday, June 13

Practice begins at 11:10 AM ET

Doug Pederson speaks at 12:30 PM ET

Players available in the locker room at 12:40 PM ET

Friday, June 14

No practice - 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.

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