No White House visit for Eagles' Williams, Dixon

No White House visit for Eagles' Williams, Dixon

June 3, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Cary Williams, left, started for the Ravens last season, while Dennis Dixon was on the team's practice squad. (USA Today Images/AP)

The Super Bowl champion Ravens are visiting the White House on Wednesday, but two Eagles who were with Baltimore last season won’t be going with their former teammates.

Free-agent signees Cary Williams and Dennis Dixon will stay with the Eagles to participate in the three-day mandatory minicamp that starts Tuesday morning, the team confirmed Monday. Williams, a cornerback, started for the defending champs. Dixon belonged to the practice squad.

The three-day camp from June 4-6 is mandatory, which means players can be fined for missing it, and is also the last set of practices before training camp starts later this summer.

It’s not known whether either former Raven asked permission from Eagles coach Chip Kelly or any team officials to attend the White House festivities.

Williams has already missed about a month of the team’s offseason program for various reasons, including his wedding, honeymoon and dental work. Dixon, one of the first to sign with the Eagles after the hiring of Kelly, has been present at all practices open to the media.

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