Philadelphia Eagles: What’s on the horizon for ‘The Birds’?

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz /

The Philadelphia Eagles officially get back to work next week.

Things are about to get very interesting again. If you’re one of those people who’s started getting bored in that window between the Free Agency Frenzy and the offseason conditioning program, then, have no fear. The Philadelphia Eagles get back to work on Monday, and there will be plenty to talk about.

Let’s take a quick look ahead.

Here’s a preview of the coming weeks.

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The 2018 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away. The official dates are April 26th through April 28th, and, if the Eagles don’t trade back to rack up a few more picks in said draft, there isn’t much that will make Philly’s fans happier than watching Commissioner Roger Goodell walk up to the podium in Dallas, of all places, and say ‘With the 32nd pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles select…’

That won’t happen before this coming Monday, however, so we’ll start there.

The NFL calendar states teams with returning head coaches can begin their offseason workout programs on Monday, April 16th. That’s when the Eagles have chosen to begin theirs.

This portion goes on for two weeks of the nine-week workout and is voluntary. Nothing occurs here but strength and conditioning activities.

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If there are any restricted free agents who haven’t signed offer sheets, they’ll need to do so by April 20th. We’ve already mentioned the draft that follows. Then, we can expect Organized Team Activities to begin on May 22nd and for mandatory minicamp to go on from June 12th to June 14th.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Eagles are set to begin the defense of their crown. As former Eagles wide receiver and, now, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Owens would say, ‘getcha popcorn ready’.