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The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to host joint practices with the New Orleans Saints before their Aug. 20 preseason game, per ESPN’s Eric Williams.
Can confirm report by @nick_underhill that Chargers expected to host joint practices with Saints in Costa Mesa before Aug. 20 preseason game
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) June 8, 2017
A smart move by Chargers coach Anthony Lynn as teams often get tired of competing against the same people every day for months. It will provide an opportunity for players to blow steam and get valuable reps against an opponent that they will not know as well.
We often see New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett host joint practices. Not bad company for the rookie coach Lynn as both coaches have had a lot of recent success.
Los Angeles also has the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams on their preseason slate.