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Ravens to hold joint camp practices with Eagles

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens will participate in joint training camp practices with the Philadelphia Eagles before their second preseason game, coach John Harbaugh said Saturday.

The Ravens will practice for three days at Philadelphia's NovaCare Complex before the Aug. 22 game. Harbaugh and Eagles coach Chip Kelly are working on practice schedules.

This marks only the second time the Ravens have held joint practices with another team, although Baltimore had scrimmages with the Washington Redskins in 2000, '05, '06 and '07. The Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers conducted combined workouts in last year's training camp, but that won't become a yearly occurrence because Jim Harbaugh is no longer the 49ers' coach.

John Harbaugh said he doesn't know Kelly very well but that Jim Harbaugh spoke highly of Kelly.

"I have great respect for him," Harbaugh said after wrapping up the Ravens' rookie minicamp. "We were just talking at the owners meetings and we were kind of wondering why we don’t play each other more in the preseason, and see if we can work something out. It looks like we’re going to be able to do that."