As for the possibility of playing in the Hall of Fame Game, it turns out the Eagles caught a break by avoiding this year's contest since it will be the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears participating instead.
The Ravens will be making their first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, with Lewis becoming only the second member of the franchise in the Hall, joining Jonathan Ogden.
Tickets for the Hall of Fame game and enshrinement ceremony go on sale Friday and will be available at www.profootballhof.com/tickets at 10 a.m.
Winter Olympics 2018: Chris Mazdzer wins historic silver in men's singles luge
The best the USA had ever done in the Olympic event was fourth-place finishes by Tony Benshoof in 2006 and Adam Heidt in 2002. The U.S. men's team had previously captured medals in the luge doubles competition (1998 and 2002).
The Hall of Fame Game will be played on Thursday, Aug. 2 in Canton, Ohio. In the past, the game would be played the day after the induction ceremony in Canton, but that changed last season with a matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. It's an extra exhibition game for new coach Matt Nagy and his staff to install and teach parts of their offense. Traditionally it was held on a Sunday, but that was changed starting in 2017. The Ravens beat Chicago, 19-14, before the start of the 1998 season.
Hall of Fame Game: Ravens vs.
The two teams will be playing the same weekend that Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Packages range from event day offerings to four-day experiences that include a multitude of exclusive extras.