Redskins to host joint training camp with Jets

Chris Lingebach
May 01, 2018 - 5:50 pm
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The Redskins announced Tuesday they will host three days of joint training camp practices with the New York Jets in Richmond.

All joint practices -- scheduled between Sunday, Aug. 12 and Tuesday, Aug. 14 -- will be open and free to the public, the team says. The joint practices lead into the Redskins' preseason home opener against the Jets at FedEx Field on Thursday, Aug. 16.

"I'm extremely excited to welcome the Jets to Richmond for three days of practice," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said in a statement. "In the past, joint practices have given our coaching staff a great opportunity to evaluate our players in competitive situations against other teams, and we look forward to having that opportunity again this year by hosting the Jets."

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"It will be a nice change-of-pace for our players to face another team," said Jets head coach Todd Bowles. "We'd like to thank the Redskins for having us. Hopefully, we can help each other prepare for the upcoming regular season."

This marks the third joint-practice session hosted by the Redskins in five years, following previous sessions with the Patriots in 2014, and the Texans in 2015.

"The Washington Redskins' training camp in Richmond is an outstanding opportunity for Virginians to see their favorite players up close and spend a day with family and friends in one of the most exciting cities in the country," said Va. Gov. Ralph Northam. "On behalf of my fellow Virginians, I am thrilled to welcome the New York Jets to the Commonwealth as they and the Redskins prepare for the upcoming NFL season."

Times and details for reach practice will be announced at a later date.

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