Falcons to practice with Bengals before exhibition game

By D. Orlando Ledbetter
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Falcons will hold joint public practices with the Cincinnati Bengals before they play in an exhibition game in August, the team announced Thursday.
The two teams will practice on Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Flowery Branch. The teams will play on Thursday, August 8 at the Georgia Dome.
Last season, the Falcons held a joint practice with the Tennessee Titans in Dalton.
The Falcons hosted combined training camp practices was 2010, when the Falcons and Jaguars practiced at Flowery Branch. In 2010, the Falcons also hosted practices with the New England Patriots.
The Falcons also traveled to Jacksonville in 2011 for combined practices with the Jaguars.
Falcons coach Mike Smith and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis are good friends dating back to their days with the Baltimore Ravens.


good way to break up the routine