Speaking from the NFL owners' meetings on Tuesday morning, Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone told reporters that his team is in preliminary discussions with the Pittsburgh Steelers about holding joint training camp practices. Tim Graham of The Buffalo News conveyed the news.
Doug Marrone says Bills are talking with the Steelers about practicing against each other in training camp.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) March 25, 2014
Training camp scrimmages are something that the Bills used to do with the Cleveland Browns; the Steelers are about 214 miles away from Buffalo (and vice versa), only an extra 25 miles between Buffalo and Cleveland.
Each summer, more teams have been exploring the idea of holding joint camp practices with teams. Last year, the New England Patriots held joint practices with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the latter of which became newsworthy because of a Tom Brady knee injury scare.