The Saints will look to get some extra competition in before their preseason game against the Houston Texans.

As was the case in previous years, the two teams will hold joint practices together at the Saints’ practice facility on Aug. 27-28. They will then play an Aug. 30 preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints and Texans practiced together before preseason games in 2008, 2009, and 2010, but did not do so prior to games during the next three preseasons. The practices between the two teams featured fights during both the 2009 and 2010 sessions.

The Saints also previously held joint sessions with the Patriots prior to a 2012 preseason game. It is not yet known if they will do so again before an Aug. 22 preseason game in New Orleans.