The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that team owner Jeffrey Lurie was expected to join a small contingent on the South Lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. before the White House rescinded the invitation, less than 24 hours before the scheduled ceremony.
"The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated [Tuesday]. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country," a statement from President Donald Trump read.
"The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony -- one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America."
The Eagles appeared to take the high road in their statement released Monday night, as they elected to go without mentioning the Commander-in-Chief or the White House.
"It has been incredibly thrilling to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship," the team said in a statement. "Watching the entire Eagles community come together has been an inspiration. We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season."
The NFL Players' Association released a statement on Tuesday morning regarding the White House's decision against hosting the Super Bowl champions.
"Our Union is disappointed in the decision by the White House to disinvite players from the Philadelphia Eagles from being recognized and celebrated by all Americans for their accomplishment," the statement read. "This decision by the White House has led to the cancellation of several player-led community service events for young people in the Washington, D.C. area.
"NFL players love their country, support our troops, give back to their communities and strive to make America a better place."
"I don't want to take away from anybody's experience or make it a big distraction. It's a celebratory event, and I want the guys who choose to go or whatever to enjoy that," Jenkins said in February. "Me personally, because it's not a meeting or a sit-down or anything like that, I'm just not interested in the photo op.
"Over the last two years, I've been meeting with legislators, both Republican and Democrat, it don't matter. If you want to meet to talk about events in my community, changing the country, I'm all for that. But this isn't one of those meetings, so I'll opt out of the photo opportunity."
While the Eagles weren't welcome in Washington, they will be embraced at City Hall in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called Trump "a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend."
"The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it's no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great," Kenney said in a statement, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. "Their athletic accomplishments on the field led to a historic victory this year. Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win. I'm equally proud of the Eagles' activism off the field. These are players who stand up for the causes they believe in and who contribute in meaningful ways to their community. They represent the diversity of our nation -- a nation in which we are free to express our opinions.
"Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party in which no one wants to attend.
"City Hall is always open for a celebration."