While head coach Bill Belichick said he didn’t mind Wednesday night’s tussle between Nate Solder and Brandon Spikes, Friday’s seemed to upset him a little more.
Both tussles came toward the end of practice, as the Patriots went full-pads once again. Both came on running plays during 11-on-11 drills, according to ESPNBoston’s Mike Reiss, and they appeared to involved to have every player on the field.
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Though many of the players served as peacemakers, there was lots of pushing and shoving that went along with it.
Offensive lineman Ryan Wendell and linebacker Bobby Carpenter got the fireworks started, with rookie free agents Darrion Weems and Marcus Forston in the middle of the second, reported Reiss.
“It’s the same stuff it always is; guys playing all the way through the whistle and things get a little heated,” said Carpenter. “Coach Belichick talked to us and hopefully that won’t happen to us again "
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