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Eagles, Wentz announce formal date for White House visit, at least two players reportedly won't attend

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) celebrates with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (R) after defeating the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirt Dozier-USA TODAY Sports

A date has been set for the Eagles’ invitation to the White House. If the Eagles accept, they’ll head to Washington to celebrate their Super Bowl victory with President Donald Trump on June 5.

“President Trump looks forward to welcoming the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House on June 5th to celebrate their Super Bowl LII win,” Lindsay Walters, White House deputy press secretary, told Philly.com.

According to 6ABC, which first reported the news, logistics are still being organized. The Eagles were initially invited last month.

In late April, reports surfaced that the Eagles were in conversation with the White House about planning the visit. Those conversations were muddled by a report from the New York Times that included comments made by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie in which he was critical of Trump.

Immediately after the Eagles’ win over the Patriots in February, a number of players declared they wouldn’t be making the visit.

For more on the Eagles, visit philly.com.

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