Patriots to hold joint practices with Saints, Bucs

The Patriots and New Orleans Saints confirmed the two teams will hold joint practices before their preseason game Aug. 9.

The teams will practice together Aug. 7 and 8, with the latter date serving as a walk-through before the two teams’ first preseason game. The Patriots and Saints held joint practices in 2010 as well.

The Globe’s Shalise Manza Young also confirmed earlier reports that the Patriots will hold joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots will play the Bucs in the third week of the preseason, on Aug. 24.

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