Vikings to host Jaguars for joint practices this summer

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The Jaguars and Vikings made it to their respective conference title games last season, but fell short of the Super Bowl.

Their effort to improve on that result will involve some joint work this summer. The two teams announced on Thursday that they will practice together on August 15 and 16 before facing off in an exhibition game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on August 18.

“Having the opportunity to practice with another conference finalist during training camp will allow us to compete with great players and coaches and continue to push ourselves,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. “We believe that these joint sessions will provide us with an opportunity to improve as a football team, which is always the goal for training camp.”

The sessions will be open to the public and free of charge, but tickets must be reserved through the Vikings in June.

35 responses to “Vikings to host Jaguars for joint practices this summer

  1. After a few weeks of pounding your own guys, day after day after day, a new face is a welcome challenge! Joint practices energize a tired practice routine. Good for a few skirmishes too.

  2. After seeing Cousins toss pick after pick against the Jags defense, the Vikings’ management will have a harsh case of buyers’ remorse.

  3. redclaw1314 says:

    May 17, 2018 at 11:48 am

    good decision by the Jags to practice with a top team–last year they had a much improved season after practicing with the Patriots
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    Pats =SB losers!!! AGAIN!!

  4. Two teams that got lucky when the best QB in their respective divisions got injured last year. If Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson are back healthy, neither team will likely make the playoffs this year. The Jaguars will regret passing on Lamar Jackson in the draft.

  5. these boys wanted to meet in the sb instead theyre gonna meet in a scrimmage where its strictly OLD SCHOOL rules! and im sorry but the winner is gonna be leonard and the duval county boyz

  6. the jaguars went all in on blake bortles instead of cousins, so…. good luck with that.
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    nhpats says:
    May 17, 2018 at 11:35 am
    After seeing Cousins toss pick after pick against the Jags defense, the Vikings’ management will have a harsh case of buyers’ remorse.

  7. After seeing Cousins toss pick after pick against the Jags defense, the Vikings’ management will have a harsh case of buyers’ remorse.

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    You know whats worse than a packer fan? A poser packer fan trying be a patriot fan.

  8. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    May 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Two teams that got lucky when the best QB in their respective divisions got injured last year. If Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson are back healthy, neither team will likely make the playoffs this year. The Jaguars will regret passing on Lamar Jackson in the draft.
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    Dumb comment. Minnesota doesn’t play the Packers 16 times a year.

    1.) If Minnesota loses both games to GB( a BIG if) they still are 11-5 and still make the playoffs. They’d have been the 2nd wild card. That is also saying GB gets 12 wins.
    2.) Minnesota won the division in 2015 when AR was healthy, so don’t act like it was just because of the injury.

  9. Frazier28/7 says:
    May 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    After seeing Cousins toss pick after pick against the Jags defense, the Vikings’ management will have a harsh case of buyers’ remorse.

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    You know whats worse than a packer fan? A poser packer fan trying be a patriot fan

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    You have that right. He comments more on Viking stories than pat articles. He’s a fraud and an a embarrassment to packer fans. Oh, and he is very afraid of Cousins. Can’t wait til September so these guys disappear.

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    May 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Two teams that got lucky when the best QB in their respective divisions got injured last year. If Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson are back healthy, neither team will likely make the playoffs this year. The Jaguars will regret passing on Lamar Jackson in the draft.

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    Except for the fact that the Vikings and Packers have the exact same record sine both of the current coaches have been with the teams.

    Same record. And Rodgers played 3 out of the 4 years. But nice try.

  11. nhpats says:

    May 17, 2018 at 11:35 am

    After seeing Cousins toss pick after pick against the Jags defense, the Vikings’ management will have a harsh case of buyers’ remorse.

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    Do you post about anything else besides Cousin’s? The article can be about anything…literally anything…maybe a charity the Vikings are doing…or something not even football related…and I see you on here posting about Cousin’s. It’s pathetic.

  12. Please bring the certainly not viral jags lady with you. We love her up here. Jags are my favorite AFC team. Pumped you guys will be coming up here. Iron sharpens iron for these defensive units.

  13. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    May 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Cousins will be the second Viking QB to suffer a career threatening injury from a practice field

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    And the Viking defense will break Aaron again

  14. Do you know how hot it gets in Jacksonville in the middle of August? Its a steam bath by 8 AM and gets worse as the day rolls on.

    That’s why they are traveling to Minnesota to get some work in. Minnesota wouldn’t be a top choice on anybody’s vacation list but do you know who never goes to Minnesota? A Lombardi trophy.

  15. whatjusthapped says:
    May 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    Do you know how hot it gets in Jacksonville in the middle of August? Its a steam bath by 8 AM and gets worse as the day rolls on.

    That’s why they are traveling to Minnesota to get some work in. Minnesota wouldn’t be a top choice on anybody’s vacation list.

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    In the middle of August, Minnesota and Wisconsin are the best states to vacation. The beautiful lakes, golf courses and weather cannot be beat. Not sure where you live but visit these two great states in the dog days of summer, you won’t be disappointed.

  16. whatjusthapped says:
    May 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    Do you know how hot it gets in Jacksonville in the middle of August? Its a steam bath by 8 AM and gets worse as the day rolls on.

    That’s why they are traveling to Minnesota to get some work in. Minnesota wouldn’t be a top choice on anybody’s vacation list but do you know who never goes to Minnesota? A Lombardi trophy.

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    Simmer down 8-8

  17. One of these teams “fell short.”

    The other got smoked by 31 points against a backup QB.

    Let’s not pretend these two teams are on an equal playing field. The Jags are much, much better than the overachieving Vikings.

  18. minneanderthals says:
    May 18, 2018 at 10:50 am
    One of these teams “fell short.”

    The other got smoked by 31 points against a backup QB.

    Let’s not pretend these two teams are on an equal playing field. The Jags are much, much better than the overachieving Vikings.

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    Let’s not pretend you know the difference between overachieving and underachieving. But thanks for the positive review on the Vikings past season.

  19. I look forward to checking out these practices at the new facility this summer. Jags should be fun to check out as well.

  20. As long as not one gets injured it should be good for both teams. Period.

    Glad it is against a good time like the Jags rather than say the Browns, or Giants or Miami, or Buffalo or actually most of the AFC except NE Pittsburg Denver and Jags

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