Bears, Patriots have a few dust-ups in their first practice in Foxborough
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One of the main complaints about the opening two weeks of Bears training camp was the aggressiveness of the team after the whistle blew.
From the early practices in Bourbonnais to the Family Fest at Soldier Field on August 6th, the team has participated in a number of dust-ups as the play gets a little more physical than people would like.
In fact quarterback Jay Cutler said that the team had a meeting about the increase in fights during camp and the need for them to stop.
Apparently that didn’t help once the Bears got into a practice with another team on Monday.
Today’s joint workout with the New England Patriots on the practice fields outside of Gillette Stadium featured a couple of skirmishes that have made some headlines on social media.
The first was a fight between Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery and Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler. According to those watching the practice, the fight in happened near the sidelines with Bears owner George McCaskey nearby. Neither player would participate in the rest of the practice.
Later in the practice former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, who was traded from the Bears to New England last season, got into a fight with a few former teammates along with offensive lineman Nate Solder. This happened while the teams were running through the field goal part of practice.
After the practice Jay Cutler commented to reporters about the conflicts in Monday’s practice with a little bit of perspective.