Saints looking for a preseason practice partner

AP

With offseason time shrinking, some teams are looking for new ways to get ready for the regular season.

Toward that end, the Saints are looking for a partner for some joint practices in August, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe.

The Patriots are among four or five teams the Saints have contacted, per the report.

The Saints and Patriots practiced together in 2010, but didn’t arrange a repeat last year because of the condensed time frames caused by the lockout.

Players and coaches generally find the joint workouts to be a positive, since it breaks the monotony of the early stages of training camp.