Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) waits to go onto the field before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots, Washington Redskins To Hold Three Joint Practices Together

According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins will be participating in three joint practices this August.

That preseason game with Washington is the first on the Pats slate, which is when Bill Belichick likes to hold these practices. I think this will be a good experience for both sides, particularly the two defenses.

The Skins had one of the worst units in football last year, and while Tom Brady may not have the weapons he is accustomed to having, he will definitely gives Washington a challenge. As for New England’s defense, I see this as a good chance to test out where their run defense is at, as the Skins had the fifth best rushing attack in the league last year.

The Pats secondary is one of the best in football, so I don’t think Robert Griffin III and company will be able to have any kind of success, but watching DeSean Jackson square off with Darrelle Revis will be pretty damn awesome. It will also be a challenge for the Pats defensive ends, in containing the elusive Griffin III.

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