Coming off a 7-9 season, the Philadelphia Eagles open up training camp on July 28. Here is the team’s schedule prior to the 2017 regular season.
When is Eagles training camp? (All times local)
These are the only two open practices:
7/29 – 10:00 a.m.
8/6 – 10:00 a.m.
Where is Eagles training camp?
Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pa.
8/10 – Green Bay Packers
8/17 – Buffalo Bills
8/24 – Miami Dolphins
8/31 – New York Jets
DE – Derek Barnett – Round 1
Three seasons at Tennessee, three double-digit sack clips for Barnett, who broke the program’s sack record of 32.0, previously held by Reggie White. The Eagles should find an uptick in sacks next season with the likes of Brandon Graham and Chris Long linked up with the rookie pass-rusher.
CB – Sidney Jones – Round 2
Jones would have been a surefire pick in the first round had it not been for an Achilles injury he suffered during Washington’s pro day. This was arguably the Eagles’ biggest need, and they were able to land one of the best corners in Round 2.
WR – Alshon Jeffery – Free Agency
The front office wanted more weapons to aid quarterback Carson Wentz, and they held true to their wishes. Jeffery signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal following five seasons as a cog with the Chicago Bears.
“This was a 7-9 team in 2016, and that is probably a fair snapshot of who the Philadelphia Eagles are. If you are optimistic you expect significant improvement in Year 2 from your young QB. You have added solid pieces to the passing game, and you have a well-respected defensive scheme that expects to be better this season…
If you are a pessimist you worry about their terrible play at corner, not enough production at linebacker and running back, and you just don’t see enough explosive playmakers. In reality they seem to be headed in the right direction and should be a little better than they were a year ago, but this NFC East should be a competitive division that is up for grabs.” – FanRag Sports’ Gary Horton