The New York Jets have invited Joe Douglas’ former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, to Florham Park for joint practices.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 13, 2021
As the New York Post’s Brian Costello previously reported, the Jets will also visit Green Bay to practice with the Packers. Gang Green confirmed that notion, along with the Eagles news, Tuesday morning.
Interestingly, the Eagles practices will be in Florham Park and will also be open to the fans on Aug. 24 and 25.
The New York #Jets announce the training camp dates open to the public…
-Open dates: July 31, Aug. 2, 4, 9, 11 (Florham Park).
-Green & White scrimmage: Aug. 7 (MetLife)
-Eagles joint practice: Aug. 24 and 25 (Florham Park).
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) July 13, 2021
New York is set to take on Green Bay and Philadelphia in its second and third preseason games, scheduled for Aug. 21 and Aug. 27, respectively. The joint practices will take place during the weeks heading into those games.
The Jets will travel to Wisconsin for joint practices with the Packers from Aug. 18-19 prior to the exhibition at Lambeau Field on the 21st of August, which falls on a Saturday.
Philadelphia is set to make its way into Florham Park, NJ for joint practices with the Jets from Aug. 24-25 ahead of the teams’ meeting at MetLife Stadium on Friday, the 27th.
These will be the Jets’ first joint practices since heading out to Richmond, VA for work with Washington in 2018.
The greatest test offered by each of these two squads will come for the Jets’ revamped offensive line. Last season, Philadelphia’s defense had the NFL’s third-best sack rate (8.5%) while Green Bay’s unit ranked eighth (7.1%).
The Eagles boast a powerful front that features Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Brandon Graham, and Derek Barnett, while the Packers’ pass-rush is predicated upon the speed of edge rushers Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, and Rashan Gary.
New York’s practices with Philadelphia will pit edge rusher Vinny Curry and running back Josh Adams against their former team. Kicker Sam Ficken will aim for revenge on the Packers after they cut him late in the 2019 offseason.
The Jets and Eagles will do it for real on December 5 as Philadelphia heads north on I-95 for a Week 13 duel at MetLife Stadium. Green Bay is slated to host the Jets in the 2022 regular season after visiting New Jersey in 2018.