Dolphins will host Falcons for joint practices in August

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The Dolphins will get an early chance to check out how the Falcons look on offense without Julio Jones.

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said during a Tuesday press conference that the two teams will practice together in Miami this summer. The schedule hasn’t been announced, but the two teams will be playing a preseason game on Saturday, August 21 and will likely hold joint practices ahead of that matchup.

“I’m always in favor of doing joint practices. I think they bring a lot from a camaraderie standpoint, from a competitive standpoint. I think you can get a lot out of those,” Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said last week, via Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

That will be Atlanta’s second preseason game of the year. Their first comes in Atlanta against Jones and his new teammates in Tennessee.