FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is looking forward to this week's joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second straight year.
Belichick called the joint workouts ''a good opportunity'' for the Patriots to play against the Eagles' offensive and defensive schemes.
The teams will practice together Tuesday and Wednesday and then play a preseason game Friday night at Gillette Stadium. Last week, the Patriots did the same thing against Washington, then lost 23-6 to the Redskins on Thursday night.
Veteran offensive guard Logan Mankins, who sat out the preseason opener, is looking for improvement from his team.
NFL game officials, who are dealing with some rule changes, will be on hand for these practices.

Recent NFL Discussions

final coll. plays for sat on Sun, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
hey shark just ngot in volunteer work tonight on Sun, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
Bills Tomorrow? on Sat, Dec 2016 by Strakey
nba plays final on Sat, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
Pick Wiz 12/3 Late Play on Sat, Dec 2016 by pickwiz
Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

NFL Week 13 Injury Report 12/4/16
Sunday, 04 December 2016
Thumbnail Belichick guiding Pats through maladies Despite an uncharacteristically lackluster performance, the Patriots edged the Jets last Sunday. The reigning AFC East champions did not, however, emerge from...
Thumbnail Panthers vs. Seahawks Pick Will the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Panthers and Seahawks this week sail over the betting total?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. Chargers Pick Will Jameis Winston and Philip Rivers light up the scoreboard when the Chargers host the Buccaneers at 4:25PM ET on Sunday?
Thumbnail Giants vs. Steelers Pick Will the Giants and Steelers matchup on Sunday be low-scoring at 4:25PM ET in Pittsburgh?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Cardinals Pick Is the total set too high in Sunday's matchup between the Redskins and Cardinals at 4:25PM ET?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages