The Philadelphia Eagles will begin their organized team activities today at the NovaCare, representing the first time in 2012 that the Birds will assemble together.
Rookies, veterans, and new additions alike will have their first opportunity to work together as a group. Even though there will be not contact, the time together represents an important step for the Eagles.
The 2011 season was marked for the team by an influx of talent and no time for it to acclimate to the rest of the team. Last year, no team had the opportunity to work together in the offseason due to the lockout, and the Eagles found out quickly that their bold moves and acquisitions didn’t have the time needed to mesh.
So here we are in the 2012 offseason. The first time the rookies acquired in 2011, like Jaiquawn Jarrett, Casey Matthews, and Danny Watkins, will have even have an offseason in the NFL. It’s the first time that defensive coordinator Juan Castillo will have this time to work with the team’s D. And it ...