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Eagles rookies report to training camp, but won’t see the field for awhile

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But, at least they’re on site for testing.

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There’s still a lot to figure out, but the Eagles rookies and first-year players reported for training camp on Tuesday, but are first undergoing COVID testing before they’ll be able to get to work on the field.

This ramp up process will also have to be done for the rest of players, who aren’t due to report for camp until July 28 — with quarterbacks and injured veterans expected to return on Thursday, July 23. These safety precautions and delays lend to the NFL’s recent offer to eliminate the preseason altogether.

The Eagles had previously set forth a whole bunch of precautions and plans for making training camp as safe for players and staff as possible, including a mandatory quarantine for coaches and staff and using The Linc for more spacious meetings.

It might look a lot different, but we are a little bit closer to football than we’ve been since March.