Eagles opting out of in-person OTAs, remaining virtual for 2021 offseason
For the second season in a row, the Eagles have announced that they will not be attending voluntary offseason workouts. This announcement comes on the heels of several other teams, including the Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots, opting out a few days ago. COVID is the leading cause for the decision to remain virtual instead of in-person, stating, “it is unnecessary for us to put ourselves at risk in this environment.”
OTA’s were scheduled to begin tomorrow, April 19th, and with the flurry of teams announcing they won’t partake, the entire NFL will likely be virtual for the offseason until training camp.
The most significant cause for concern in opting out is not being held accountable in person for staying in shape and being active to prevent any injuries from occurring. But if you have a team who keeps checking on one another, there is a good chance you can keep those risks at bay.
Philadelphia’s offseason is ramping up with the 2021 NFL Draft just two weeks away on April 29th. Be sure to stay tuned to The Liberty Line for all of your Eagles updates.
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