San Francisco 49ers taking training camp to Denver for joint practices with Broncos

For the second consecutive year, the San Francisco 49ers will go on the road for training camp as they will this time hold joint practices at the Denver Broncos' facility.

And as noted by NFL Nation Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold, the practices will be held Aug. 26 and 27 and likely utilize at the Broncos' year-old 115,000-square-foot indoor facility in suburban Denver before the Week 3 exhibition on Aug. 29. The workouts will be closed to the public.

Last summer, the 49ers stayed in Baltimore for practices with the Ravens after facing each other in the preseason opener. The lengthy stay, coordinated by the Harbaugh brothers with Jim then coaching the Niners and John coaching the Ravens, was not exactly a hit with many 49ers players.

The connection this time?

Well, new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak was the Ravens offensive coordinator last year and was the Niners quarterbacks coach in 1994.

Breaking the monotony of training camp by holding joint practices seems to be a trend again as the Broncos played host to the Houston Texans last year and the Oakland Raiders went to Oxnard in Southern California to practice with the Dallas Cowboys -- a two-day affair filled with tension and fights.

The Niners, under then-coach Mike Singletary, went to Napa to practice with the Raiders but the practice was abandoned after many skirmishes as well.