Texans and Saints to have joint practices in Louisiana


The New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans will re-start a tradition this year.

Just as they did each year from 2008 to 2010, they'll team up for joint practices before their preseason game. They'll have two days of practices together prior to their nationally televised preseason game Aug. 30. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed to ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett that the practices will be held in Metairie, Louisiana on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28.

The Texans didn't do any joint practices from 2011 through 2013 before re-starting the practice last year.

Houston hosted the Atlanta Falcons during last year's training camp. The following week, after officially breaking camp, the Texans traveled to Colorado for three days of joint practices at the Denver Broncos' facility. There was some consideration for doing joint practices with Denver again. The Broncos, now coached by former Texans coach Gary Kubiak, play the Texans in the second preseason game.

The Saints last held joint practices with the New England Patriots in Foxboro, Massachusetts, in 2012. The Saints also had joint practices at New England in 2010 and with the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati in 2007.