It looks like everything is copacetic if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
As the second full workweek of July drew to a close, the news out of the NFL world seems to be a lot of what we expected. Myles Garrett got his money and a nice extension. So did Derrick Henry. Dak Prescott didn’t. He’ll be franchised. Then, there are more important things. You know, the things Philadelphia Eagles fans will find interesting.
Those “whispers” that Brian Baldinger alluded to earlier in the week turned out to be the reacquisition of Jason Peters. He now makes the move to guard, and now, we can say that his return is official. On Friday, shortly before dinnertime on the East Coast, Philadelphia announced, via their social media accounts, that “The Bodyguard” is officially an Eagle again.
Here’s that tweet.
Let’s talk about the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp.
In order to make room on the 90-man roster, in a subsequent move, Philly said goodbye to tight end Alex Ellis. They now have four tight ends on the roster: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Josh Perkins, and undrafted rookie Noah Togiai. It isn’t expected that much will happen before training camp starts roster-wise, but there’s no telling whether or not that’s a certainty.
In the meantime, it looks like the “Birds” are set on the guys that they’ll take into camp. Who knows what that will look like (or if they’ll be any preseason games), but until that announcement is made, we can celebrate some good news.
According to a report by Sports Illustrated’s John McMullen, the NFL Players Association and team doctors have spoken via a conference call, and based on their findings, “with a couple of reservations, (it’s) safe to open training camp”.
There’s still much to be ironed out, but as of right now, it looks like the Eagles will be back at work on July 28th. Let’s hope that’s how things turn out. It will be awesome to talk about some on-field football, practices, and roster battles again.