Friday, July 20, 2012

Patriots set for joint practices with Bucs and Saints

Photo: Kevin Lawrance, Flickr 

Joint practices with another team isn't uncommon among NFL squads' preseason programs. Doing them with two different teams is.

The Patriots announced Friday morning they'll host a pair of practices with the Saints over the two days before the teams face off in their preseason opener Aug. 9.

Two weeks later, New England will travel to Buccaneers headquarters a little early for their preseason matchup, as the teams will participate in two days of joint practices prior to the game, which is slated for Aug. 24.

The Patriots held joint practices with the Saints prior to their first preseason game in 2010.

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