The Philadelphia Eagles have a big season ahead of them. Quarterback Carson Wentz is entering his second season with a new cast of receivers that could help him break out. The defense is looking to help him out as much as possible. Then, there's all the drama surrounding the other NFC East teams, from player personnel issues to legal troubles. For the team, all of these storylines begin to converge at Training Camp. So when does that actually begin for the Eagles?

Eagles training camp schedule

The countdown is on for training camp to begin. Each team operates on their own schedule and can determine when rookies and veterans show up.

In the case of the Eagles, they have the rookies come in a couple of days before the veterans. It's a good way to get the kids acclimated to how training camp works, along with helping to forge a bond between the people going through the same process for the first time.

The Eagles host training camp at NovaCare Complex, which has been the host to the event since former coach Chip Kelly moved it there in 2013. The rookies will report on Monday, July 24, when all eyes will be on first-round draft pick Derek Barnett. Two days later, the veterans will crash the party. When that happens, the team-building process for the 2017 season will truly begin. There will be open practices for fans to watch on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, August 6.

The team will officially close training camp on August 15.

Training camp stories to follow

There will be a lot for Eagles fans to pay attention to when training camp commences next week. Many will focus the first two days on the team's top selection at the NFL Draft. Barnett famously broke the Tennessee Volunteers sack record, which was once held by none other than Reggie White himself.

If the Eagles have another Reggie White on their hands, the NFL should be very afraid.

But more eyes will be on the integration of a new cast of receivers. Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith are meant to give Wentz a real opportunity to develop next season. Training camp will be an opportunity for all of them to get on the same page.

If they do, the Eagles could be a real force to be reckoned with this season. If they don't, the team could be stuck in the NFC East cellar and questions will begin to arise about whether or not Wentz is the quarterback to lead them to the future. All the questions will begin to be answered in less than a week when the NovaCare Complex comes alive.

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