Thursday’s report regarding new media restrictions at Eagles practice created some questions as to whether the revised approach meshes with league rules.
The Eagles will remain in complete compliance with what the league requires.
As explained by team spokesman Derek Boyko, the Eagles previously would fully open Thursday and Friday practice to reporters, which goes well beyond NFL requirements. Now, the access on Thursday and Friday will be the same as it has been on Wednesday, with the media able to observe individual drills only. When the team portion of practice begins, the media gets the boot.
That’s what the NFL requires — access for the first 30 minutes of practice or until the start of “team” work.
The Eagles for all of Andy Reid’s tenure with the team had been in the small minority of franchises that open all of a given practice to the media. Now, out of the blue, it’s all changing.
While the Eagles are fully within their rights, the hard right turn raises several issues/takes/etc., all of which we’ll present during Friday’s PFT Live, which gets started right here at 12:00 p.m. ET.