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49ers to conduct joint practices with Broncos in preseason Week 3

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The San Francisco 49ers will get a little extra work in against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in August. We take a look at news about joint practices.

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The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the Denver Broncos in Week 3 of the 2015 preseason, and they will be taking full advantage of facing one of the preseason Super Bowl favorites. The team has confirmed Denver Broncos beat writer Mike Klis's report that they will hold two joint practices in the days leading up to their preseason game. The 49ers and Broncos square off Saturday August 29, and they will hold joint practices the Wednesday and Thursday prior. Labor rules prevent them from practicing the day before the game.

The 49ers held joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens last season following their preseason matchup. The team's played a Thursday game to open their respective preseason schedules, and then conducted three joint practices on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It is interesting to note that the Ravens offensive coordinator in 2014 was Gary Kubiak, and he is now the Broncos head coach.

As Chris Biderman noted, the joint practices were reportedly an issue for some of the players, as they normally get the weekend off after a Thursday game. The first Sunday of the 2014 regular season, this was brought up as an issue in what quickly became a weekly segment looking at problems with Jim Harbaugh. As Biderman pointed out in the link above, this is different in part because the practices are happening leading up to the game. Add in that they are only one time zone away and I doubt we hear any significant issues with this one.