Eagles announce they will hold joint practices with Miami Dolphins preceding August 24th preseason game
On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they would be holding joint practices with the Miami Dolphins in preparation for their preseason game on August 24th.
The last time the Dolphins had a joint training camp practice was back in 2015, when the Dolphins went to South Carolina before their preseason matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
That meeting is infamous for taking out both former Dolphins safety Louis Delmas and Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in one practice, due to the poor condition of the Panthers practice field.
Now, Miami will be placing their fate in the hands of the Eagles, who have been connected to Miami several times over the past few years, not the least of which is the trade that brought Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the team.
There are obvious advantages to practicing against another team, it gives both teams a chance to practice against fresh faces and change up the way things are done, as well as getting to gauge the skill level of the players without using themselves as an indicator.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement forbids the teams to have dual training camp practices, but they will get the chance to test themselves against the other team. It will be an interesting experience to see what the Dolphins can do against another team again.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @LuisDSung
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