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Patriots, Titans brawl after Gilmore, Brown tangle
It’s not all smiles as Mike Vrabel leads the Titans in a joint practice against the Patriots and his longtime coach Bill Belichick. Tennessee rookie receiver A.J. Brown and veteran Patriots corner Stephon Gilmore got into it after a play, sparking a fight.
FIGHT! A.J. Brown and Stephon Gilmore went at it after the whistle during 11-on-11s. Devin McCourty, Terrence Brooks and Tajae Sharpe then jumped in, followed by the rest of the team. Mike Vrabel finally sprinted over and yelled some NSFW things to break it up.— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 15, 2019
Vrabel played peacekeeper on this occasion, and Dion Lewis — another Titan with Patriots ties — had a little fun with former teammates amid rising emotions.
J.J. Watt, Matt Patricia exchange ‘pleasantries’
Texans star J.J. Watt was showing off some serious moves in a joint practice with the Detroit Lions, and it apparently got to be too much for Lions coach Matt Patricia.
After burning tackle Rick Wagner and “sacking” Matthew Stafford during a drill, the defensive end had some words with Patricia that can’t be printed.
Matt Patricia and J.J. Watt exchanged four-lettered pleasantries in practice today. Patricia seemed upset that Watt got too close to Stafford during RZ drills, Watt told him [redacted], and Patricia told him [redacted].— kyle meinke (@kmeinke) August 15, 2019
The Lions coach is presiding over practice from an ATV after suffering an Achilles injury.
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