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Eagles, Ravens will have joint training camp practices this summer

Birds against Birds in Week 3 of the preseason.

NFL: International Series-Philadelphia Eagles Practice Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Pederson spoke to reporters at the 2019 NFL owner meetings and revealed that the Eagles will be hosting the Ravens for joint practices during the third week of the preseason.

Joint practices can sometimes get a little scrappy, but there isn’t much apparent bad blood between the two squads, and should hopefully foster a good competitive environment without too many fireworks.

The Ravens have some real weapons this season with new signings in running back Mark Ingram and free safety Earl Thomas, which should make the competition interesting as the teams inch toward the regular season. And, Week 3 in the preseason is probably the last bit of action most of the starters are likely to see before Week 1.

The Eagles didn’t have any joint practices in 2018. In 2017, the team hosted the Dolphins ahead of their preseason matchup, which some players used as a bit of a confidence booster heading into what would be a Super Bowl season. The Eagles and Ravens previously practiced against each other back in 2015.

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