The Bills and Steelers will combine for two practices in LaTrobe, Pa. before their Week 2 preseason game on Aug. 16, as announced by the Steelers on Tuesday.
While plans have been in the works for some time, Pittsburgh solidified the agreement with its release of dates and times for combined sessions at Saint Vincent College.
- Wed., Aug 13: 3-5 p.m.
- Thurs., Aug 14: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
While Buffalo will have already faced a pair of opponents in a game setting before meeting the Steelers, the added wrinkle of competing against another squad in a controlled environment has its benefits as well.
“I already know it’ll raise the level of play,” said linebacker
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The joint practices add yet another point of interest to the Bills preseason calendar.
The Bills open training camp, presented by Connors & Ferris, on July 20 at St. Fisher College in Rochester, NY, before travelling to Canton for Andre Reed’s enshrinement and the Hall of Fame game Aug 2-3.
After facing the Steelers, the Bills will return home to close out the preseason with back-to-back games at a newly-renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium.
PHOTOS: Renovation renderingsThe Bills last combined for practices against Green Bay in 2005, prior to a Week 2 preseason game in Orchard Park.