Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 7/14/12
I need to first update some information on what players get paid for attending Training Camp... Under the new CBA agreement, if you are selected to attend TC, the weekly "per diem" fee has increased to $1,600... that's a big jump above the $900 number I reported earlier...and of course, all meals, board, and medical care are included in the deal.But the extra dough does not mitigate the fact that Training Camp is still a hellacious experience...Don't believe me--- take it from a veteran NFL player who's been there numerous times...Nate Jackson was a tight end and wide receiver with the Denver Broncos from 2003-08. Recently he wrote about his TC experiences for the New York Times... He has allowed Eagles fans to share in the reality... Your body says No, but your brain says Yes. Yes, you will get out of bed. Yes, you will try to eat breakfast. And Yes, you will put on your pads and run out on that field. Despite the pain, the doubt, and the fear, you will say Yes. You always say Ye...
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