As of Monday night, the Eagles still have not agreed to terms with its top two draft picks - defensive end Brandon Graham and safety Nate Allen.
Head coach Andy Reid said that the team is closer to coming to an agreement with Allen than with Graham.
""I think it's important that they're here," Reid said. "These three days are great training for the young players and both these two are going to have a role on our defense, so as many reps as they can get will be very important. I think if you lose a day, you lose an opportunity to get better.""
Graham, the 13th overall selection, is not alone as only one first-round pick has signed to date - wide receiver Dez Bryant of the Cowboys, who was the 24th overall pick. Reid compared the Graham negotiations to a third-and-2 ... or in other words, crunch time.
"Nobody around (Graham) has done anything. There's one first round pick that's really signed. To me it's crunch time, but I'm not sure that urgency is there, and I'm not saying with Brandon, but with the agents that are involved with all of these first round picks," Reid said. "To me it's third-and-2. I've got to make that call right now. It's a shame for these kids. Every day that they get is a good day for them."
The Eagles' first practice takes place Tuesday morning at 8:45 a.m. The rookies and selected vets have five practices before the vets report on Thursday.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:20 p.m., July 26