So Long, Lehigh

So Long, Lehigh
August 14, 2012, 12:45 pm
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At 4:12
p.m., Eagles training camp has officially ended.

Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) August 14,

With those words, Eagles training camp reached an anticlimactic conclusion. As they depart the public setting at Lehigh University for the secluded fortress that is the NovaCare Complex, what comes next for the Birds?

To begin with, the second preseason game isn't until Monday night, but due to some unusual circumstances, the trip to New England will be treated as a dress rehearsal of sorts. Because they play again just four days later on the road, and against their Week 1 opponent, the Cleveland Browns, the Eagles will use the Patriots as a regular season tune-up rather than traditional game number three.

The other big date, and your last chance to catch all the excitement an Eagles practice has to offer, is Flight Night at Lincoln Financial Field on August 26. The final preseason tilt is also at home on August 30 versus the New York Jets, though starters typically do not make an appearance. We'll see if that changes with the scheduling quirk

As for camp, the best thing we can say is the team escaped without sustaining any major injuries to key contributors. We can only hope the Eagles' good fortune extends into the remaining exhibition games.

September 9 kickoff rapidly approaches.

Photos: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

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