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The New England Patriots practice during mandatory minicamp on June 14, 2021 in Foxborough, Mass. (Alex Barth/98.5 The Sports Hub)

The New England Patriots appear to have finalized their plans for joint practices with two of their opponents during the 2021 preseason.

As reported by Zach Berman, who covers the Philadelphia Eagles for The Athletic, the Patriots are expected to hold joint practices on the road with Philly on August 16-17, before playing each other in a preseason game on Thursday, August 19. New England was already confirmed to have joint practices with the Giants, as confirmed by New York head coach Joe Judge in June. The Pats and Giants will play in their annual preseason finale on August 29.

(Update: The Pats officially announced joint practices with the Eagles on Tuesday.)

Mike Reiss reported back in May for that the Patriots were possibly looking to finalize joint practices with both the Eagles and Giants. Judge said that although the Patriots-Giants preseason game will take place at MetLife Stadium, the joint practices are expected to be held at the fields next to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Patriots training camp begins with the first public practice on Wednesday, July 28 in Foxborough. Check out our positional previews ahead of camp for the quarterbacks and tight ends.

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