Joe Douglas and the New York Jets will hold a joint practice in late August 2021 with Miles Sanders and the Philadelphia Eagles in Florham Park, NJ.
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The New York Jets have invited Joe Douglas’ former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, to Florham Park for joint practices.

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The New York Jets announced Tuesday morning that they would be holding joint practices with Joe Douglas‘ former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in late August.

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.

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.

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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.

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1 year ago

Excellent for player evaluation. Curious to see if trades could result after these joint practices