Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles plan to hold joint practices this summer
INDIANAPOLIS — The Browns and Philadelphia Eagles plan to hold joint practices in August at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus in Berea, General Manager Andrew Berry confirmed Tuesday during the NFL Scouting Combine.
The Athletic first reported the plan for the two teams to practice with each other ahead of a preseason game between the franchises in Cleveland. Berry said the Browns and Eagles will indeed face each other in the preseason.
The Browns and New York Giants conducted two joint practices last summer before meeting in an Aug. 22 preseason game at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Browns and Eagles will likely hold two practices as well. The dates will be determined later, depending on the preseason schedule.
The Browns and Eagles have an obvious connection. Berry spent the 2019 season as the vice president of football operations under Eagles GM Howie Roseman.
But Berry said Browns coach Kevin Stefanski and Eagles coach Nick Sirianni spearheaded the plan to practice together.
"It was more Kevin and Nick," Berry said. "Obviously, Howie and I are very close. We were pretty excited about that. It's a great organization, great coaching staff, great front office. I obviously have a lot of friends in that organization, so we're looking forward to hosting them."
The Browns and Eagles last met in the 2020 season, when Cleveland prevailed 22-17 at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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