Eagles, like Colts, will have no mandatory minicamp

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The Eagles, like the Colts, have canceled the mandatory veteran minicamp after meetings between coaches and players.

The Eagles began Phase 2 on Tuesday, and the team website reports it’s a modified schedule the next three weeks. The program will focus on training, teaching and physical conditioning.

This week will include meetings and on-field sessions focusing on fundamentals, schemes and strength/conditioning. The following two weeks will include on-field drills, but no 11-on-11 or 7-on-7 work.

“We had some really good conversations with our players, some of our team leaders, about the offseason program,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni told Dave Spadaro of the team website. “I’ve always believed it’s important to have that open communication with your team, and it was really helpful for us as a staff as we put together the offseason program. I feel good that our schedule will allow us to get some really good work in before we hit training camp. I really appreciated those conversations.”

The union has sought to negotiate more favorable offseason terms. The NFLPA told Dan Graziano of ESPN that some 15 teams have implemented changes to their OTA and minicamp programs as a result of discussions between players and coaches.

“The offseason program has gotten out of hand,” NFLPA president JC Tretter told Graziano. “OTAs have been ratcheted up year after year, and they’ve turned into — especially for big guys and guys on the line of scrimmage — legitimate full-contact, non-padded practices. Nobody puts any restraints on them; they let guys go at it. I shouldn’t, in May, be taking on bull rushes with no shoulder pads. And that’s what they’ve turned into, and guys are getting hurt, and guys are getting banged up, and it just doesn’t make sense to guys anymore.”

13 responses to “Eagles, like Colts, will have no mandatory minicamp

  1. Eagles, like Colts, will finish last in their division. And Eagles, like Colts, have no legit QB.

  2. Imagine whining about having to work more than a couple months out of the year

  3. patty cake, patty cake, baker’s man… sigh. What’s become of the most testerone driven sport on the planet?

  4. jasons81 says:
    May 18, 2021 at 6:19 pm
    Imagine whining about having to work more than a couple months out of the year

    14 6 Rate This


    Imagine, literally, getting your ass kicked day in and day out for a living but 6’4″ 250lb guys that run a 4.5.

  5. Fingers are crossed that the 49rs, Rams, and Cardinals all join the lot of them. The teams that practice will be able to better assess their roster, better prepare the team for the season and better keep players from being injured at the start of the season.

  6. The pads on players have gotten so small,they hardly serve any purpose.
    That is except the QB,who wear full armor.

  7. After missing an entire preseason last year you want to work even less again this year. This is what makes bad teams bad and worst teams worse

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