Detroit Lions-Indianapolis Colts joint practices

The Detroit Lions hit the road this week for two joint practices in Indianapolis with the Colts on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of Saturday’s preseason matchup between the two clubs at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 1 pm

Joint practices are a way for teams to get in some really good work against different schemes and players in a controlled setting.

“We’re going to get over 30 reps with our starters against very good competition, full pads and it’s structured between (Colts head coach) Frank (Reich) and myself,” head coach Dan Campbell said Monday.

“Man, we’ll get all the looks we need to get, all the situations, it’ll just be good. They’re a good team over there, they know how to win, it’s a winning program. (Colts general manager ) Chris Ballard and Frank do it right, and that team, man, they’re tough. So, this will be great, it’s going to be great for us I can’t wait.”

It should be a fun couple practice days in Indy – filled with lots of observations – but here are five things in particular to look out for during the joint sessions:

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