Dolphins to participate in joint practices with Buccaneers in Tampa

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Mike McDaniel is wasting no time getting his feet wet.

The Dolphins will hold joint practices in Tampa before their exhibition opener against the Buccaneers on Saturday, Aug. 13, a league source confirmed to The Post. The arrangement was first reported by The Athletic.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) relaxes during warmup of a NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Menendez)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) relaxes during warmup of a NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Menendez)

The last time the Dolphins played in Tampa in preseason, they also held joint practices with the Bucs. Chances are the teams will practice together on Wednesday and Thursday of that week at the Bucs' training facility.

By that point in the preseason, it will offer McDaniel and the Dolphins a fresh break after a couple of weeks of dealing with one another in the hot sun. It also will offer coordinator Josh Boyer a chance to match wits with Tom Brady in a workout setting.

Bruce Arians was the Bucs' coach the last time the teams practiced together. This time, it will be Todd Bowles, a former Dolphins assistant, in his first season as Bucs head coach.

The Dolphins' other preseason games are at home vs. the Raiders (Aug. 20) and Eagles (Aug. 27).

The Dolphins and Falcons practiced together in Miami Gardens last year before their preseason game.

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This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Dolphins, Buccaneers to hold joint practices