Patriots reportedly have already discussed joint practices this summer with two teams

Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2019 - 1:46 pm

Now that the Patriots preseason opponents are known, it appears joint practices are now being discussed.

This doesn't come as much of a surprise considering two of the four opponents are teams Bill Belichick is very close with -- the Lions and Titans with Matt Patricia and Mike Vrabel leading those teams respectively.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions and Patriots are expected to hold joint practices at the Lions' Allen Park training facility in the days leading up to their Week 1 preseason game. Then, according to, the Patriots and Titans are discussing plans to hold joint practices leading up to their Week 2 preseason game in Nashville.

This doesn't come as much of surprise given how much benefit Belichick believes joint practices have, and the team did not have any last summer for the first time since 2011.

The only bad news for Patriots fans is these would be held on the road and not at Gillette Stadium.

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