Training camp fights are common, especially during joint practices between two teams. But for the second consecutive day, the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots engaged in what can be described only as a brawl. It got so bad that multiple players on either side were kicked out of practice.
As described by beat reporters on Twitter, the fight broke out when Patriots defensive end Deatrich Wise tackled Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey hard at or near the boundary line. McCaffrey spiked the ball at Wise, which ignited a massive scuffle between the teams. When all was said and done, Wise was ejected as well as Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard. Panthers safety Kenny Robinson was also kicked out a day after being kicked out for a different fight.
Another fight also broke out during a return drill, though it's unclear if the two fights were connected.
Just another day at NFL training camps.
Report: Colts TE Drew Ogletree out for season with torn ACL
The Indianapolis Colts will be without tight end Drew Ogletree this season.
Ogletree tore his ACL on Wednesday at practice, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Ogletree went down during a 7-on-7 drill in practice without making contact with anyone, and was eventually carted off the field, according to the Indianapolis Star. An MRI later revealed the tear, ending his season.
The Colts selected Ogletree in the sixth round of the draft in April out of Youngstown State.
“Tough guy,” Colts coach Frank Reich said, via the Star. “When I came up to him, he was already wanting to get himself off the sidelines so the team could play. That kind of stuff, that’s the guy we want."