Eagles reportedly considering joint practices with an AFC East team

The Birds and Pats are reportedly considering a joint practice session.
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The Senior Bowl, the most recent NFL Scouting Combine, Pro Days, pre-draft visits, free agency, and the 2024 NFL Draft are all in our rearview mirror now. How are we felling you ask? We don't know about you, but our thirst and hunger for pro football and any piece of content related to the Philadelphia Eagles can't be quenched. Give us all the smoke. Guess what? We were snooping around and found something.

This one hits the fast-forward button and situates us somewhere around training camp.

We've asked whether or not preseason games are even necessary, and we have done so for quite some time. Teams seem to get more out of joint practices anyway.

During Nick Sirianni's coaching tenure, we have seen focus placed on the latter. It appears that won't change in 2024. The Birds appear to be talking to an AFC East team, the first foe they met this past season.

Discussions are reportedly underway between the Eagles and Patriots to schedule joint practices.

The summer months always bring the heat. This year will be no different. We've seen temperatures approach the 90s several times already, and it's only May. Can you imagine how hot it will be when the Birds tackle the Green Bay Packers in Brazil on September 6th?

Philly is also looking to turn up the temperature during the preseason. ESPN staff writer Mike Reiss, during a well-written take on New England's offseason, reports the Birds are flirting with the idea of participating in at least one joint practice.

New England has a new head coach who's looking to place his stamp on the franchise. His squad and Philly will meet during the preseason.

Here's a quote from the story:

" (Patriots head coach Jerod) Mayo and Eagles coach Nick Sirianni have discussed holding a single August joint practice in Foxborough, per sources. The teams have been frequent preseason foes over the years, and if they meet up again this year as expected -- which would be the second week -- they plan to practice together. It would be the Patriots' only joint practice of the preseason... Word is that Mayo prefers just a single practice, in part to limit fighting that can sometimes become prevalent on a second day."

We'll see what transpires, but expect some hard work when and if these two proud franchises get together. Coaches who have gone the route of trying this avenue of preparation all seem to agree. Teams get more work out of these joint sessions than they get out of the preseason games.

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