As coaches try to figure out a way to get more work out of less time, more and more teams are going to the joint practices with another team.
It appears the Patriots are heading that direction again.
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, the Patriots are expected to go that route, with the Eagles “the top candidate.”
They worked together last year, after the Patriots worked with both the Buccaneers and Saints in the past as well.
With a little luck, there won’t be any scares like the Tom Brady panic of last summer, but the joint sessions do give players a chance to work against an unfamiliar face, which adds some intensity to the work even if it’s not full contact.