Eagles enter new phase of training camp under COVID-19 guidelines


The day after we found out head coach Doug Pederson tested positive for COVID-19, the Eagles will enter the next phase of their training camp. 

That means the Birds will have their first full-team walkthrough of the summer and Pederson won’t be at the NovaCare Complex to lead them. 

Based on the agreement between the NFL and NFLPA, the Eagles on Monday morning are set to enter the “Acclimatization Period” of training camp that will run from Aug. 3-11. 

This will be the first time the entire team is finally allowed on the practice field. 

Here are a few guidelines for the Acclimatization Period: 

• Players are allowed 60 minutes in the weight room and 60 minutes of on-field conditioning 

• Strength and conditioning groups are under 15 people and windows are capped at 120 minutes. Only strength and conditioning coaches are allowed to be present for S&C work

• There will be no conditioning tests during this period

• On-field work is subject to Phase 1 rules under the CBA, which means QBs, receivers, kickers, punters and long snappers are allowed to use footballs

• In addition to strength and conditioning work, teams are permitted to hold walkthroughs of up to 60 minutes on the first four days and up to 75 minutes after. 

• The eighth day of this period is an off day before the “Gradual Ramp Up Period” that begins on Aug. 12 

During that Gradual Ramp Up Period — Aug. 12-16 —  the Eagles will finally be able to have practices in helmets and shells. But the first fully-padded practice of training camp won’t be until Aug. 17. 


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