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Bucs likely to practice with Patriots in preseason

Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said Friday his team will "probably" practice with the Patriots during training camp, like they did last year.

The two teams worked out together a couple days in Tampa before a preseason game last August, and it appears they may do it again in Foxborough leading up to the Aug. 16 exhibition.

Schiano, whose friendship and bond with Patriots coach Bill Belichick goes back several years, confirmed Friday that a few members of his coaching staff will head to New England next week to discuss some off-field coaching logistics. Schiano, however, said he will not be going. The teams also play against each other in Week 3 of the regular season.

"We're going to probably practice together again this training camp," Schiano said. "We'll kind of go over things we did, what we liked, what we didn't like. It's nothing major."

Belichick has said he and Schiano, who coached at Rutgers for 11 seasons, have similar philosophies, and just last week Belichick paid the Bucs coach another compliment by picking three of his former Rutgers players in the NFL Draft.


[Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 6:55pm]


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