Hardly a year goes by when at least one Eagle sits out the minicamp to make a statement.
Corey Simon and Jeremiah Trotter opted to sit out camps by refusing to sign their franchise tenders. They wanted long-term pacts. More recently Brian Westbrook wouldn't sign his restricted free agent tender. And Freddie Mitchell was asked to stay away.
This year Sheldon Brown is very unhappy with his contract and anything but a lock to to show up. And let's not forget quarteback Donovan McNabb, who has been very, very quiet since his preliminatry overture for a contract extension was rebuffed by the Eagles.