Years pass and things change all of the time, especially in the NFL. Every year, there’s a rule change. The Philadelphia Eagles always have some sort of roster turnover, but there are also things that we can depend on and rely on.
Some of those certainties are great, like the NFL regular season. Some of those things bother some of you, like knowing Birds fans no longer are allowed to attend training camp practices as they once were able to.
By a show of hands, who remembers hanging out at Lehigh University? Now, those were the days!
The Philadelphia Eagles announce to public practices.
Thanks to the NFL’s commitment to player safety and the devastating effects we’ve seen from Coronavirus, our worlds have been shaken and, in some ways, will never be the same again. Seriously, these guys barely wear pads or touch each other at practice anymore, and though that’s a serious issue for many of you football purists, we all can see where the decisions to make those changes have come from.
If you’re a Birds fan, however, you’re in luck. Philly’s been trying to keep those themes of connecting with the fans alive as, in recent years, they’ve been very specific about scheduling a couple of public practices that they’ve invited fans to attend.
Unfortunately, those practices have, at times, led to some injuries (Joe Ostman, Jalen Reagor for instance), but any opportunity for the fans to hang out with their favorite team has to be seen as a win. Recently, the Eagles announced two public practices.
Lincoln Financial Field will be the site as the Birds will work out in front of a raucous group of Birds enthusiasts on both August 8th and August 22nd. Ticket sales will benefit the Eagles Autism Foundation, and they go on sale on Wednesday, June 2nd.