There are a lot of things up in the air this season, given the current pandemic. There’s a lot of talk about opening up the economy and kicking some sports off again, but there’s hardly a consensus on when and where that will happen, for the NFL or really any other organization.
That means training camp is not a certainty. That doesn’t mean organizations aren’t planning for it, though, and it appears the Falcons have gotten as far as thinking about who they’d like to practice with and scrimmage against in July, if all goes well.
Dan Quinn said the Falcons spoke to the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins about joint training camp practices. Whether those will happen is TBD but those would be the teams.— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) May 12, 2020
Both of these teams are logical and interesting joint practice candidates. That’s both because they’re preseason opponents and because they’re teams on the rise, with the Dolphins adding a ton of talent this past offseason to a team that was more competitive than expected in 2019 and the Bills looking like a potential AFC East powerhouse after adding even more talent to a squad that already made the playoffs last season. I’d be interested in getting a closer look at either one, honestly.
For now, this is something to file away because the team hasn’t picked a dance partner and training camp is still very much up in the air. I always enjoy hearing a little bit about joint practices, though, and I hope we’ll get to experience that in 2020.