On Wednesday, we shared with you how the Tennessee Titans confirmed that they're planning to host joint training camp practice sessions with the Patriots this summer. Today, we're hearing out of Detroit that the Lions are working with the reigning Super Bowl Champions to make that a reality in Michigan a week earlier.
The Detroit Free Press revealed that the Lions have been preparing for this since at least February. If the two teams can work out details, the Patriots would likely travel to the Detroit area in early August for a few days of shared workouts with the Lions before their preseason opener at Ford Field. They'd come home for a couple of days, then turn right around and head for Nashville, if reports wind up being true, in advance of their Week 2 preseason tilt with the Titans.
Meanwhile, the team-building process continues here in Foxborough, where the Patriots and veteran Austin Seferian-Jenkins agreed to a one-year deal yesterday. The Athletic website and Boston Sports Journal offer their opinions on what the journeyman tight end can provide the Patriots offense.
There's also word from ESPN that New England hosted a pair of other NFL offensive veterans this week. See below...
NFL Network (below Tweet) added that Thomas' visit went well. It remains to be seen if either he or Yeldon winds up signing with the Patriots.