The NFL Draft is in the rear-view mirror which means the road to Training Camp is here. Before the Eagles descend upon the NovaCare Complex for a month of intense workouts and a preseason slate, the team will get together in May for OTA workouts. Here’s everything you need to know.
What are OTA workouts?
Consider OTA’s your first week back at School after Spring Break. The schedule is a little lighter and you get eased into your new workload. It’s exactly the same for NFL players.
This is the first time since the end of the season that the Eagles can get all of their players inside the building to get re-acclimated and gently ease into what the expectations will be in 2023, as well as building chemistry among teammates new and old.
Rookies and free-agent signings will use this opportunity to to settle into their new surroundings and start putting in the work nice and early to prepare themselves for a crucial summer ahead.
When are the Eagles’ OTA workouts?
May 30th, June 1st-June 22nd
June 5th-June 6th
Unlike most teams in the NFL, the Eagles will not be hosting a mandatory minicamp. Nick Sirianni made this decision upon his arrival to Philadelphia and it was well-received by the players. Looking at their success in 2022 along with their bill of health, it’s hard to disagree with Sirianni’s approach to offseason workouts.
What can we expect in these workouts?
The Birds and every other team will have a limited number of practices. No pads are allowed, but we’ll likely see some 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 action without live hitting. It’s a chance to work out some new wrinkles on offense and for the defense, to pick up Sean Desai’s scheme and begin familiarizing themselves with his philosophies.
The OTA’s themselves are broken up into three phases. The first is based on conditioning, the second on team drills, and the third is full team drills with the exception of live hitting.
Eagles OTA insights
We will be doing our best to bring you live insights from the NovaCare Complex and the latest updates from Eagles OTA’s. Whether it’s which players are looking strong early on, or which underdogs look primed to carry some momentum into the Summer, there is bound to be plenty to talk about, so make sure you stay locked in to Philly Sports Network
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