New England Patriots: Five Things To Watch For In Joint Practices With The Washington Redskins

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Jul 24, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick responds to a question during a press conference prior to training camp at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots will be practicing with the Washington Redskins over the next three days, in preparation for their preseason tilt that will be held on Thursday. This is something that the Pats have done in the past, as Bill Belichick likes getting some new competition for his players, after nine days of hitting each other.

The Skins will present a few new challenges to the Patriots, and I am really looking forward to seeing how this Pats team responds. Here are the five biggest things I will be watching for in the days leading up to their first preseason contest of the year.