The Giants and Jets could follow up their rare trade with a virtually as rare joint practice.
The 2 teams are prone to finalize a plan to carry a joint practice through the week leading as much as their Aug. 28 preseason game, a source confirmed to The Post. Indications are it’ll be held at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford – home of the Giants, and across the parking zone from where the sport will likely be played at MetLife Stadium.
It’s going to be the primary joint practice between the local rivals since 2005, when the players fought and the coaches argued.
On the time, Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey and Jets defensive backs Erik Coleman and Oliver Celestin exchanged punches on the second play of the primary drill and set the tone for a melee-filled practice. An indignant Tom Coughlin, then the Giants’ coach, yelled at Jets players and defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson for going beyond the agreed-upon rules for the physicality of a secure practice.
“That’s the way in which we practice, Coach,” Henderson fired back. “We put our hats on people.”
Jets and Giants player scuffled during a 2005 joint practiceAP
Coughlin later said, “We don’t want that. That’s not what we teach. That’s not why we’re here.”
If 2005 feels like an extended time ago, consider that the Giants and Jets made their first trade since 1983 earlier this 12 months. The Giants sent pick No. 36 within the 2022 NFL Draft to the Jets for picks No. 38 and No. 146. After the Giants made one other trade, it amounted to running back Breece Hall for wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, safety Dane Belton, and linebacker Micah McFadden.
The Giants were originally purported to host the Patriots this summer as a return from last 12 months’s trip to Recent England. That practice plan got scrapped, nonetheless, after Joe Judge’s firing as head coach, and his return to the Patriots as a possible offensive play-caller.
The Jets played the Giants in a preseason game last summer at MetLife on Aug. 14, 2021AP
The Jets and Giants will face each other this summer in an Aug. 28 preseason gameAP
The Giants and Patriots still will open the preseason schedule on Aug. 11 in Foxborough, Mass. The Bengals visit MetLife Stadium in Week 2 on Aug. 21, and people teams held joint practices in 2015.
ESPN first reported the likelihood of a Jets-Giants practice.
The Jets, meanwhile, held two joint practices with the Eagles in Florham Park last summer.