Will the Philadelphia Eagles visit the White House?

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Long did not go to the White House last April when he was a member of the New England Patriots.

Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Torrey Smith also reportedly said they would not visit with the president.

After receiving conflicting reports about outside interest inquiring about Foles over the 2018 offseason, it appears as though the Philadelphia Eagles had given up on trading the Super Bowl 52 MVP, but all that could change depending on how the first few picks of the National Football League draft fall into place.

The White House did not provide a date or time frame for when the speech would take place, and did not say why it had been pushed back.

Jenkins told PennLive in February he didn't see the value in talking with Trump or White House staffers at a Super Bowl event, because they wouldn't have time for a constructive conversation.

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After signing a revised contract that includes a 2019 mutual option, any team looking to acquire Foles would essentially get the signal caller under contract for two seasons, for a relatively cap-friendly price of $8.6 million in 2018 and in a hard cap league, that's an incredible value. Philadelphia had several prominent anthem protesters past year, among them, safety Malcolm Jenkins who led the players coalition in their meetings with the league.

Mr. Lurie has also made his political leanings known in private league meetings, including last October at N.F.L. headquarters.

'Another fact I want to throw out there: Many of us have no interest in supporting President Trump, ' Mr. Lurie said, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Times. "But this is not where you brandish a group of people because they own assets in a sport we love, supporting what many of us perceive as, you know, one disastrous presidency". This is where Lurie presumably discussed his distaste for Trump and his administration.

The Trump White House has been the source of tension with other sports teams.

Jeff Lurie, who owns the Philadelphia Eagles, is a supporter of Hillary Clinton and loaned money to the Democratic campaign when she ran for President.