The two teams will work out together leading up to the preseason opener for both teams on Aug. 12 at Gillette Stadium.
NESN.com's Jeff Howe explained on Sunday's episode of NESN Daily that the opportunity to practice with another team could be a welcomed change for the Patriots.
"With the Saints coming in you're going to see a lot more passion, a lot of fire," he said. "More than anything, you're going to get two teams that have been hitting themselves for the first two weeks of camp, now they get a chance to hit guys in some other uniforms. It's going to be a lot of fun out there."
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