Titans Planning to Host Joint Practices With Buccaneers, Cardinals in Nashville During Training Camp


PALM BEACH, Fla. – Titans coach Mike Vrabel said on Monday morning the team plans to host joint practices against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Arizona Cardinals this year in training camp.

Dates and times have not been determined.

Vrabel revealed the news at his media availability this morning at the NFL owners meetings at The Breakers Hotel.

"As of now, I think we anticipate practicing against Tampa and also bringing in Arizona on that third week (of the preseason) as well," Vrabel said. "Both of those are at home. We are on the road the first week (of the preseason)."

The Titans had joint practices with the Buccaneers last year in Tampa, ahead of a preseason contest between the two teams at Raymond James Stadium.

The Titans hosted the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady in the preseason in 2019 before facing him again as a Buccaneer in last year's joint practices in Tampa.

Vrabel said joint practices are a valuable time to evaluate players. He's spoken to Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians and Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury about potential practice schedules, but the details won't be ironed out until this summer.

"Not only is it an evaluation, but it is also preparation," Vrabel said. "These are good football teams. You saw what Arizona did to us the first week of the season (last year). It's a talented team, a fast team. And we know how good Tampa Bay is, so these are opportunities for us to prepare and also evaluate our team.

"Bruce and Kliff do a great job of scheduling these practices, and doing it in a safe and the most competitive way possible."

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