Eagles begin offseason workouts: All you need to know

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 30: Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (14) during Philadelphia Eagles training camp on July 30, 2021 at Novacare Complex in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles technically begin their offseason workouts today down at the NovaCare Complex. Here’s all you need to know:

The first and most important thing to note here is that this aspect of the program is voluntary, so don’t worry too much if you see some players elsewhere at this point in the offseason. However, with the current trajectory of the team, I’d expect most of the younger players to attend, including QB Jalen Hurts.

Unlike previous years, we may see a more familiar setting at the NovaCare Complex. The past few have been heavily impacted by COVID, even down to the drills teams are able to do. While strength & conditioning is the name of the game early on, it’s still going to be a huge opportunity for Nick Sirianni to galvanize a young roster, as opposed to having to do it over zoom.

According to NBC Sports, the Eagles will be running a lighter program than usual, holding six of an available ten practices.

The Eagles got a jump on their offseason workouts last year due to the hiring of Nick Sirianni, but this year they’re in-line with the rest of the league in terms of start dates. One positive though is that unlike some, the Eagles are expected to have a heavy attendance. Baker Mayfield, for instance, is understandably skipping this portion of offseason workouts in Cleveland.

OTA’s won’t begin until May 31st, which is when we can expect the players selected in this week’s NFL Draft to begin attending.

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