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Redskins announce joint practices with Patriots in Richmond

Tom Brady throws with Leon Washington, left, and Danny Amendola during a joint workout last summer with the Eagles in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

From Aug. 4-6 at the Redskins’ second-year training camp facility in Richmond, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will join Jay Gruden’s team for joint practices. The teams open up against one another at FedEx Field on Thurs. Aug. 7, so practicing together from Monday through Wednesday is a natural fit. The Patriots have made a habit of holding joint practices with teams they face in the preseason.

“Thanks to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, we have a facility that has the capabilities to host joint practices of this nature where both teams can come together to prepare for the 2014 season,” Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said in a statement released by the team.

“Who would have guessed that we’d have two NFL teams playing football right in the center of our city,” Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones said in the same statement. “Our state-of-the-art training facility is generating excitement and exposure for Richmond, Virginia even beyond what I envisioned. Welcoming the New England Patriots to Richmond for practice sessions with the Washington Redskins this summer couldn’t be more thrilling.”

The times for the practices, and other information relating to training camp will be released at a later date, the statement said. But the Redskins did say the practices would be open to the public and free of charge.

Here’s the Redskins’ offseason schedule.

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