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Posted: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:20PM

Bills, Steelers agree to hold joint practices



(WGR 550) -- It's almost been a decade since the last time the Buffalo Bills have shared their practice field with another team. Pending league approval, the Bills will be on the field with the Pittsburgh Steelers for a stretch of practices this upcoming training camp.

The Bills and Steelers have entered into an agreement to hold joint practice sessions during a portion of training camp in both 2014 and 2015. Buffalo will be the first to travel, according to the agreement. They'll meet Pittsburgh at their training camp site in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for a stretch of practices.

The following year, the Steelers will come practice with the Bills at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York. The agreement has yet to be made official at this point because it awaits the NFL's approval on having a joint practice.

There are no dates and times of the sessios yet because the preseason schedule has yet to be released.

“We are looking for certain things and things that Coach Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers bring to the table that would help us.  I think there are things we can do that help them prepare for the season," said head coach Doug Marrone in the team's official press release. "We’ve talked about the schedule of what we’re going to do, when we practice together.  I think it could be a very good working relationship for both teams.”

The last time the Bills practiced with another team was in 2005, when they had an agreement with the Green Bay Packers.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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