Joint practices appear to be coming to Gillette Stadium this summer

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Bill Belichick has always loved joint practices, but because of the pandemic last year those were not permitted.

They will be allowed this summer and it appears the Patriots will be among a number of teams taking advantage.

According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Patriots will be hosting the Giants for joint sessions this summer prior to their game Aug. 29. What's interesting is the game will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but since it's on a Sunday and the two places are so close, logistics seem easy to work out.

The report adds this could be an annual thing with the location switching every year. The two teams have closed the preseason by facing each other going back a number of seasons.

Bill Belichick was asked about joint practices Thursday morning, but would only say they are a "possibility."

Of course, holding them with the Giants makes a lot of sense since Joe Judge was a long-time Patriots assistant before becoming head coach of New York.