Over the past seven seasons, there has been one team that has been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the squad the Patriots are going to trot out. 

This year, they're playing things closer to the chest. 

For the first time since the 2011 season, the New England Patriots aren't going to have a joint practice with another team. They'll be solo the whole summer. 

​​Things are just straight up changing in New England. First, it looks like their dynasty ended. Now, this. 

New England hadn't announced who they were going to be practicing with during the preseason, but it was essentially down to the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Washington has a deal with the city of Richmond that makes traveling to New England for a week difficult, and the Eagles decided recently that they'll be practicing solo all summer as well. 

​​Honestly, it seems like a smart idea to avoid New England at this time. With all the drama that is currently surrounding this team, it wouldn't make sense to share the field with an organization that is deemed toxic.

It is a shame though, as practice with Philadelphia would've given all of us some great stories.