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Packers to practice with two different teams during training camp

Trip to Cincinnati will include joint workout with Bengals, followed by Patriots’ visit to Green Bay the following week

Head Coach Matt LaFleur
Head Coach Matt LaFleur

GREEN BAY – During the first two weeks of the preseason in August, the Packers will be practicing jointly with two different teams.

Head Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed after Wednesday's OTA session that for their first preseason game at Cincinnati on Friday, Aug. 11, the Packers will leave a couple of days early to practice with the Bengals.

The following week, prior to hosting New England for a preseason game on Saturday, Aug. 19, the Packers will practice with the Patriots in Green Bay as well.

"It changes up the monotony of camp I'd say, of guys going against each other," LaFleur said of the joint practices.

Specific details for the Packers-Patriots practices in Green Bay are not yet available.

The first week of the preseason will include one practice with the Bengals in Cincinnati. Prior to the Friday game, LaFleur said the Packers would hold a light practice in Green Bay on Tuesday morning before traveling to Ohio.

The Packers and Bengals will then practice together on Wednesday, the squad will do its usual day-before walk-through on Thursday, and then the teams will play the preseason game on Friday night.

"It's going to give us a little bit longer of a bonding trip for our guys to hang out together," LaFleur said. "We think it's going to be a really valuable experience."