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Cary Williams to skip White House event

Cary Williams, who has missed most of voluntary workouts this spring, will not attend Wednesday's event at the White House in which the Super Bowl champion Ravens are being honored and will be at Eagles minicamp instead, the team said Monday.

Cary Williams to skip White House event

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Baltimore Ravens corner back Cary Williams warms up during practice<br />Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton).
Baltimore Ravens corner back Cary Williams warms up during practice Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton).

Cary Williams, who has missed most of voluntary workouts this spring, will not attend Wednesday's event at the White House in which the Super Bowl champion Ravens are being honored and will be at Eagles minicamp instead, the team said Monday.

The Eagles have a mandatory three-day camp that begins on Tuesday. Williams and Dennis Dixon, a member of the Ravens' practice squad last season, were invited to the White House ceremony but did not plan on attending, according to an Eagles spokesman.

It was unclear if they requested to miss Wednesday's practice and were denied by Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Players that skip mandatory practices can be fined by their respective teams.

A message left with Williams' agent, Harold Lewis, was not immediately returned.

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Williams has opted not to attend most of practices this spring. The cornerback got married last month and said last week after one of the few workouts he was present for that he missed other dates because of dental work and because he was building a home. He wasn't at Friday's final organized team activity because he attended his daughter's recital in Tennessee, the Eagles said.

Williams hasn't been the only Eagles veteran to miss OTAs. Tackle Jason Peters has been tending to a personal matter and missed the last two weeks of workouts. Running back LeSean McCoy and safety Kenny Phillips also missed Friday's session. McCoy worked out and attended meetings in the morning before leaving for personal reasons. Phillips' wife was expecting their first child.

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