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New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans to hold joint practices during preseason

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The New Orleans Saints have announced that they will hold joint practices with the Houston Texans to get an extra dose of competition before the two kick off their preseason game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome August 30.

Practices will be held on August 27-28 at the Saints’ facility in Metairie, LA.  This is not the first time they will have practiced together — they did so from 2008-2010 prior to preseason contests between the two teams those years.  However, this will be the first time the New Orleans Saints have had joint practices since 2012 with their latest against the New England Patriots.

If you remember, the Black and Gold were involved in a giant brawl with the Texans in the 2009 practice, which started with a scuffle between then Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey and Houston linebacker DeMeco Ryans.

Football is a very intense sport when there’s 22 adrenaline-charged grown men on the field at the same time, even on the practice field.  Of course, the New Orleans Saints would play with that intensity all year long in 2009 and go on to win Super Bowl XLIV against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

It should be interesting to see New Orleans and Houston go at it once again in practice, especially with all the new rookies in the mix.

New Orleans Saints 2015 NFL Draft picks by round:

1 (13): Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
1 (31): Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson
2 (44): Hau’oli Kikaha, OLB, Washington
3 (75): Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
3 (78): P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
5 (148): Davis Tull, OLB, Tennessee-Chattanooga
5 (154): Tyeler Davison, DT, Fresno State
5 (167): Damian Swann, CB, Georgia
7 (230): Marcus Murpy, RB, Missouri

Houston Texans 2015 NFL Draft picks:

1 (16): Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest 
2 (43): Benardrick McKinney, OLB, Mississippi State
3 (70): Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State 
5 (175): Keith Mumphrey, WR, Michigan State
6 (211): Rishard Cliett, LB, South Florida
6 (216): Christian Covington, DT, Rice
7 (235): Kenny Hilliard, RB, LSU

Next: New Orleans Saints 2015 Preseason Schedule

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