The New England Patriots and Detroit Lions have reportedly decided against having a joint walkthrough, prior to their Preseason Week 3 match up at Ford Field Friday night. 

The two teams were expected to hold a walkthrough together on Thursday night, but, for reasons still unknown, have announced they will no longer do so.

The workout would have marked the third straight week in which the Pats would have practiced with their preseason opponent. The joint practices have proven to be a tactic Pats head coach Bill Belichick seems to really value.