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Coronavirus is impacting the Eagles ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft

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It was only a matter of time until this headline was written.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are not immune to the widespread impact that the coronavirus is having in the United States and elsewhere around the world.

Yahoo! Sports reports the Eagles have pulled their coaches from traveling to pro days to evaluate 2020 NFL Draft prospects. The Pittsburgh Steelers have also taken a similar course of action.

This news doesn’t mean the Eagles won’t have a presence at pro days, however. Team scouts are still expected be in attendance (for now, at least).

Several (team-based?) reports indicate coronavirus isn’t the only motivating factor behind the Eagles keeping their coaching staff in Philly. From ESPN:

There is a combination of factors involved in the Eagles’ calculation to keep their coaches off the road, sources said, including that there are a number of new additions to the staff, and the organization thinks that they’ll be best served staying in Philadelphia in preparation for free agency, draft and the offseason program. But the coronavirus is factoring into their thinking.

I’d say being cautious is probably a good thing.

Philadelphia’s first case of coronavirus was first reported yesterday on Tuesday, March 10.