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Time Is Set for Eagles' Trip to White House

We already had a date for the Eagles' pending visit to the White House.

Now, we have a time.

According to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, the White House on Wednesday said the Eagles will visit at 3 p.m. on the scheduled date of Tuesday, June 5.

The big question is still, how many Eagles will actually show up to the White House? On Tuesday, linebacker Nigel Bradham told reporters that players had until 5 p.m. that day to inform them whether or not they were going. Several players, including Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Brandon Graham, have already said they won't be attending the visit.

Back on May 17, the Eagles said in a statement that they were working through the logistics of a trip to Washington D.C. that would include a visit to the White House.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson last week confirmed the team had accepted the invitation (see story).

"I'm excited to be going to be honored as world champions. It's a great honor," Pederson said on May 17. "We're still working through some logistics right now, so we don't have all the details today, but excited to be going."

While some players have already said they won't attend the visit, quarterback Carson Wentz said he would attend if most of his teammates wanted to go. He said he didn't see it as a "political thing" and thinks it's a cool honor.

The Eagles' statement about the visit earlier this month hinted toward another activity aside from the trip to the White House when the team is in Washington and it sounds like that's still on the table.

"We're still working out what exactly those options are," Jenkins said Tuesday. "There's definitely going to be that flexibility, where if you don't want to go, you don't have to go but there's some other things you'll be able to do in D.C. as a team. That might be as busy as you want it to be or as little as you want it to be. Pretty flexible from that end."

June 5 is scheduled to be a voluntary practice day for the Eagles. Their OTA practices have lasted around 1½ hours and have been wrapping up around 1 p.m. Obviously, there's some flexibility in their schedule at this time of year. They could move practice up that day or they could simply cancel it, like they did last year to go on a team-building paintball field trip.

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