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49ers-Chargers joint practice scheduled for August 19 in Southern California

Jul 19, 2021 at 1:39 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers' only road game of the preseason is a trip to the Los Angeles area on August 22 to play the Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. It was reported in June that the two teams would hold a joint practice leading to the exhibition matchup. At the time, NBC Sports Bay Area stated that the two coaches — Kyle Shanahan and Brandon Staley — were working out the details.

It appears the details are finalized. The two California teams will hold their joint practice on Thursday, August 19, in Costa Mesa, three days before the game. The session is one of 23 joint practices scheduled in August, per Pro Football Talk.

The preseason game between the 49ers and Chargers is the second of three scheduled exhibition matchups. For San Francisco, it is sandwiched between home games against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, August 14, and the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, August 29.

The 49ers' last joint practice with another team was with the Denver Broncos before the 2019 season. The NFL canceled last year's preseason schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Francisco kicks off the regular season on the road on Sunday, September 12, against the Detroit Lions.





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