As part of the agreement reached Friday between the NFL and the NFLPA, all 2020 preseason games have been canceled. Without any on-field work in the spring, the Eagles would have been expected to take the field for their first preseason game in Indianapolis in just 19 days. The regular-season opener remains scheduled for September 13 at the Washington Football Team. Friday's agreement allows for Training Camps to open across the league.
"The NFL clubs and the NFL Players Association approved an agreement that broadly resolves all outstanding issues relating to the opening of Training Camps and start of the 2020 season. Training Camps will begin as scheduled," Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
"We have worked collaboratively to develop a comprehensive set of protocols designed to minimize risk for fans, players, and club and league personnel. These plans have been guided by the medical directors of the NFL and the NFLPA and have been reviewed and endorsed by independent medical and public health experts, including the CDC, and many state and local public health officials. The season will undoubtedly present new and additional challenges, but we are committed to playing a safe and complete 2020 season, culminating with the Super Bowl."
As Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro noted on Tuesday, the Eagles welcomed rookies and first-year players for testing ahead of the start of Training Camp.