prThe New England Patriots began one of three joint practices with the Washington Redskins on Monday ahead of their first preseason game Thursday.

The Pats and the Redskins faced off for some healthy competition at the Redskins’ training facility in Richmond, Va. Both teams are taking advantage of the opportunity to learn and improve from training with each other, Robert Griffin III especially.

Joint practices are expected to continue Tuesday and Wednesday before the two teams kickoff in their first preseason game on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Check out the Pats and Redskins joint practice here>>