Schiano: Pats-Bucs practices probable

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said today that the Patriots and Buccaneers could hold joint practices for the second year in a row, this time in Foxborough.

"We're going to probably practice together again this training camp," Schiano told reporters in Tampa on Friday.

The Patriots host the Buccaneers in a nationally televised preseason game on Friday, Aug. 16. That would mean the joint practices would likely fall on the Wednesday and Thursday before that.

The Patriots and Buccaneers held two days of joint practices in Tampa last preseason. Part of what makes this year's joint practices different is that the teams will face each other in the regular season, Sept. 22 in Foxborough.

Meanwhile, as Don Banks of SI.com reported today, members of the Buccaneers coaching staff are scheduled to visit the Patriots staff next week.

"I'm actually not going," Schiano said. "Some of our staff, just guys that are going to go work over some things ... we liked and what we didn't like [from last year's joint practices]. It's nothing major."