Saints and Patriots organize a joint practice

AP

After casting a wide net looking for a joint practice, the Saints and Patriots have worked out a deal.

The Saints announced Tuesday they would go straight from the Hall of Fame Game against the Cardinals on August 5 to Foxborough, Mass., where they’ll work out with the Patriots for two days (August 7-8) before they play in a preseason game on August 9.

The Saints and Patriots practiced together in 2010 also. According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, the Saints had asked around earlier this offseason, inquiring with four or five teams about finding a dance partner before reaching the deal with New England.

Players and coaches always love the workouts, as they give players a little extra incentive at a time in camp when they begin to get tired of looking at each other.

UPDATE 5:35 p.m. ET:  A league source tells PFT that the Saints had no discussions with any teams other than the Patriots about joint practices.