Set to erase 2011, eager Eagles get back to work

May 22, 2012 5:01:00 PM PDT
Vince Young, Ronnie Brown and Steve Smith are gone.

Indeed, the Dream Team is now simply the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles.

Coming off a disappointing 8-8 season, the Eagles reconvened as a full team Tuesday for the first time since missing the playoffs last year. It was a season that was defined when Young deemed the Eagles a "Dream Team" in training camp after the acquisitions of Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, Brown, Smith and himself. But instead of making a deep run in the playoffs, the Eagles sputtered to a disheartening 4-8 start and failed to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007.

The Eagles began picking up the pieces by opening a two-week organized team activity Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. It will continue with workouts Wednesday and Thursday, as well as three more sessions next week.