Bengals will host Packers for joint practice

The Cincinnati Bengals regular season only comes nearer with each day that passes, and now there are only a little over two months to go until preseason games begin.

The Green Bay Packers will be in Cincinnati for Week 1 of the preseason, but Zac Taylor said in a press conference that the two teams will participate in a joint practice together before they face off August 11.

Taylor said the joint practice will be the Wednesday before the game, they will take a day to rest on Thursday, then the game is Friday.

Taylor is taking an extra opportunity to be able to compete against another team before the season begins September 10 against the Browns in Cleveland.

Taylor and Packers head coach Matt Lafleur coached together in 2017 with the Los Angeles Rams and have remained close since, so they will be somewhat familiar with each other’s coaching styles when they meet up for practice and the preseason game.

“I feel good about how we’ll practice together and the communication with the other team’s coaching staff,” Taylor said.

Taylor also joked that while last year when tempers flared and Aaron Donald swung his helmet at multiple Bengals players didn’t sour his decision to have a joint practice this season, they will only be doing one this year.

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Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire