New Orleans Saints to welcome fans to joint practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars
By Bob Garcia
The Saints and Jags are ready to show off their skills in front of football fans
While it may not be the start of the much-anticipated NFL season, New Orleans Saints fans will be able to get a sneak preview of what their team looks like heading into the tournament. To start the week off on the right foot and full of good news, the NFL announced yesterday that the Jacksonville Jaguars will join the Saints to complete two practice sessions prior to their August 23 preseason game in New Orleans and the best part is that the public will be able to attend if they so desire. It should be noted that it is not free admission, as tickets must be reserved in advance if you want to go watch the Jaguars and Saints enjoy a good practice.
The Jaguars, in conjunction with first-year NFL head coach Urban Meyer and 2021 first overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence, will pack their bags to travel to Metairie on August 20-21. It’s certainly going to be an exciting activity for many of those involved in this space. Sean Payton, the Saints’ head coach, has said on several occasions that these joint practices with other teams are of great value, as he can take advantage of them to evaluate his players against different competition, especially since they will be held after training camps have been held with each other.
This could also be the perfect opportunity for Payton to once again assess who will be chosen to take Drew Brees’ place next season. In similar practices that were held in previous years, the Saints have met with teams such as the Los Angeles Chargers, Houston Texans and New England Patriots. The NFL calendar continues to move forward and all fans should always be on the lookout for more surprises along the way.