SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For the second straight year, the San Francisco 49ers will include joint practices with another team on a road trip for a preseason game.
This year, that team is the Denver Broncos, who the 49ers will play Aug. 29 in Week 3 of the preseason. They will practice with the Broncos on Wednesday and Thursday at their practice facility in Dove Valley of that week before the two teams square off Saturday. The agreement between the teams was first reported by 9News in Denver.
Last August, the 49ers held joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend following their preseason-opening game on a Thursday night. The key difference this year: the practices with the Broncos will be held before the two teams play, not after.
Some players were reportedly unhappy about practicing that weekend following the game with the Ravens, because teams typically give players off days over the weekend following a Thursday night game. Instead, former head coach Jim Harbaugh, and his brother, Ravens coach John Harbaugh, orchestrated three practices following Baltimore's 23-3 win.
The two teams are still finalizing the details.