Falcons to Hold Joint Practices With Patriots, Jaguars

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they will hold combined practice sessions with both the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars during training camp this summer.

Jacksonville will visit the Falcons' Flowery Branch, Georgia headquarters on August 9th and 10th. Falcons head coach Mike Smith is the Jaguars' former defensive coordinator. The following week, the Falcons will host the Patriots on August 17.

New England and Atlanta will play a pre-season game in the Georgia Dome on August 19. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff worked in the Patriots' college scouting department from 2002 through 2007, heading the department for five of those six seasons.

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