The Detroit Lions didn’t have a chance to hold joint practice with another NFL team last season.
With head coach Dan Campbell working his first season at the helm, the team has not teamed up with another club to work on training camp against another opponent.
Speaking ahead of rookie minicamp activities Saturday, Campbell announced that the team will hold a joint practice with the Indianapolis Colts during training camp.
The Colts team last held joint workouts in 2017, which was Jim Caldwell’s final season coaching the Lions.
Detroit’s preseason opponents have been officially announced and include the Colts, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I just thought you’d get two really good (days of practice). First, it’s a change in intensity because you’re going to fight another opponent,” Campbell said. “Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to make your own practices, just to face a different opponent, just level the stakes.”
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Campbell continues, “Competition, just to raise the stakes in small steps for your guys. Also increases intensity and competition.”
Detroit played the Colts in Week 2 at training camp and ended with a matchup against the Steelers.
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