As we all know by now, new Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni loves competition. On Tuesday, the team announced that they’ll be holding joint practices during training camp with the New England Patriots and New York Jets.
Sirianni will surely have his team competing against one another all throughout the first few weeks of training camp, but it’s always nice to change things up with some joint sessions.
Due to COVID-19 throwing a wrench into everything last year, the Eagles were unable to hold any joint practices during training camp. In retrospect, it probably wouldn’t have changed the outcome of last season too drastically had they faced another team during training camp — or had a normal preseason. But seeing the team’s talent on display against someone other than teammates is always beneficial, for coaches and players alike.
The joint practices with the Patriots and Jets will take place ahead of their respective preseason matchups. Philly’s preseason opener will be against the Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday, August 12. The following week, Monday, Aug. 16 and Tuesday, Aug. 17, the team’s joint practices with New England will begin. The preseason matchup between the two will be played that Thursday, Aug. 19, in Philadelphia.
The following week, the Eagles will travel to New York for their joint practices with the Jets. The two will face off on the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 24 and Wednesday, Aug. 25, before their preseason game on Friday of that week, Aug. 27.
Then, it’ll be time for the regular season. The Eagles will have just over two weeks to prepare for the Atlanta Falcons following their preseason finale against New York.
Training camp is set to kickoff on July 27, exactly two weeks from today. Football is on the horizon, Philly.
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