Texans, Saints call off joint August practices

CBSSports.com wire reports

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints will not hold three joint practices leading up to their Aug. 20 preseason games, while they await the end of the lockout.

The teams have practiced together in the previous three training camps, leading up to their preseason game. It's become a popular event among fans in the cities, separated by only 350 miles.

Last year, the teams practiced in New Orleans before playing at the Superdome.

The lockout is into its fourth month. Negotiations between players and owners continued Wednesday in New York City.

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