Armando Salguero wrote:
The Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles will hold joint two practices prior to their Aug. 24 preseason game in Philadelphia.
The practices were announced by the Eagles on Thursday morning.
This means the Dolphins will likely leave early in the week — perhaps as early as Monday — and be in Philadelphia for several days before the game.
The Dolphins and Eagles will not be having dual training camp practices, as the NFL collective bargaining agreement has effectively ended that. But the teams will match strengths (and weaknesses) for those practice dates at least once daily.
“We wanted to do it last year, we just couldn’t find the right match,” Gase said. “It’s something that our front office and their front office talked about. ... We felt it would be beneficial to our players to go, get out of our environment and play against some different guys. My experience has been it’s always been very helpful because you get a lot out of practice. It has a game feel to it. There’s a great speed at practice.”
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