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Steady rain curtails Patriots, Eagles practice for preseason matchup

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) chat after a joint NFL football training camp practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) chat after a joint NFL football training camp practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the football during an NFL football training camp joint practice of the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the football during an NFL football training camp joint practice of the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) chat as they leave a joint NFL football training camp practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) chat as they leave a joint NFL football training camp practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles hope for better weather in their final day of workouts before Friday night's preseason game.

Their joint practice was cut short by rain that fell throughout Wednesday's session. But players from both teams say it's good to get used to that since they may have to play in rain during the regular season.

Tom Brady is expected to play Friday after sitting out the Patriots' 23-6 loss at the Washington Redskins last Thursday night. Coach Bill Belichick rarely announces who will play in preseason games.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is coming off a poor performance in his preseason opener after leading the NFL in passer rating last season, but has practiced well against the Patriots.

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