Sterrett said "the needle hasn't moved at all" on the Eagles or the school having a better idea of whether camp will happen. Sterrett said of the Eagles, "They're kind of preparing both ways." He said the school needs to be able to start moving students in around the third week of August, so if camp gets pushed back, it won't be held at Lehigh. Most likely, if the Eagles hold a delayed/shortened training camp, it will be at NovaCare, where the team agreed when it built the facility not to host public workouts.
Observers feel a decision from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel on the legality of the NFL's lockout probably won't come before late June, and even that doesn't guarantee a quick settlement, so it's very possible the Eagles and Lehigh will have to make the call in mid-June with no more feel for the situation than they have now.
No doubt, people on both sides of the impasse are getting fidgety, but there are a lot more players than owners and missed time has a bigger impact on a player's career than an owner's. Agent Joe Linta was in the news yesterday for asking why he wasn't allowed to examine the NFL's last collective bargaining offer, and show it to his 45 clients. Eagles free-agent safety Quintin Mikell tweeted that he thought Linta had a point.
Eagles players at an informal workout yesterday also seemed a bit restless and frustrated over the pace of the process. *
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