By Art Beitchman
NFL training camps open around the league with the COVID-19 problems remaining real, front and center.
As Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said this week, “It’s just us. We’re in our own world.” He is right, but that world will not include speedy WR Marquise Goodwin who the Eagles acquired in a draft day trade from the 49ers. With family on top of his mind, Goodwin’s wife had a baby girl last February and has opted out of the 2020 season due to Covid-19 concerns.
Now the Eagles look smart drafting multiple wide receivers in the 2020 NFL draft.
And just yesterday, Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson headed to quarantine for 14 days after testing positive.
All players need to go through and pass Covid-19 protocols the NFL has put in place. If all goes well they should meet on the NovaCare Complex practice fields later this week.
WR Alshon Jeffery will start training camp on the Active/PUP list. While unable to practice, Jeffery is coming off a foot injury will be eligible for opening day in September.
Otherwise everything is still a go for the upcoming NFL season.