Jaguars to have joint training camp practices with Lions in Detroit
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions won’t play each other in the 2023 regular season, but they will spend a few days helping each other prepare in training camp.
On Friday, Jaguars coach Doug Pederson said his team will travel to Detroit for joint practices ahead of a preseason game against the Lions. An exact date for the game hasn’t been announced, but it’ll be the second of three exhibitions for Jacksonville and will likely fall on the weekend of August 19-20.
Joint practices in training camp have become common practice in the NFL with players excited to get reps against fresh faces after weeks of working solely against teammates.
Both the Lions and Jaguars have high hopes for the 2023 season after overachieving in 2022. Jacksonville rose from the worst team in the NFL to a division winner, while Detroit bounced back from a 1-6 start to finish 9-8 and barely miss the postseason.
Last year, the Jaguars spent part of training camp in Atlanta working with the Falcons.
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