3 takeaways from Packers’ joint practice with Saints

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What were the top three takeaways from the Green Bay Packers’ first joint practice with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday?

The Green Bay Packers will meet the New Orleans Saints in their second preseason game later this week. Before then, they are hosting the Saints for joint practices.

This is something we’ve seen almost every year under head coach Matt LaFleur. It presents a great opportunity to get valuable snaps against another NFL team. In this case, the Packers get to challenge themselves against one of the most talented teams in the conference.

Joe Barry’s defense looks good on paper but will face the likes of Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, and Alvin Kamara this week. New Orleans’ defense will be near the top of the rankings this season, so this is a huge opportunity for Green Bay’s offense to get some crucial snaps.

In many ways, these joint practices are more valuable than the upcoming preseason game. On the practice field, we get regular starters-versus-starters reps, but we won’t see much of that in Friday’s contest. It’s unlikely many of the Packers’ starters will be active in the preseason game.

Green Bay hosted New Orleans for the first joint practice on Tuesday. Let’s take a look at three things we learned.