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Joint practices open up many coaching possibilities for Ravens and 49ers
Joint practices open up many coaching possibilities for Ravens and 49ers

Joint practices, which the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will participate in from Saturday through Monday at the Under Armour Performance Center, have become more popular since the new collective bargaining agreement went into effect in 2011. With no two-a-day workouts and limits placed on the amount of time players are allowed to be on the practice field and the amount of physical contact that they can have, joint practices are being used to pick up the intensity and tempo of training camp and give organizations a better way to evaluate their own players. But their biggest benefit, according to former NFL safety Matt Bowen, is that coaches can control exactly the situations and...

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