Former South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore got a little too physical in practice for one of his new teammates.
According to ESPN, at the New England Patriots Tuesday morning practice, Gilmore and WR Julian Edelman were participating in an 11-on-11 drill when they got tangled up in the end zone on a pass intended for Edelman. Edelman was reportedly angry with Gilmore over physical play, and wrestled the cornerback to the ground before coaches and teammates separated the two players who had removed their helmets. In accordance with a Bill Belichick practice rule, both players were ejected for fighting.
Binge Sports writer Casey Baker tweeted photos of the scuffle.
The No. 10 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, Gilmore played his first five seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Patriots this offseason.
Patriots LB David Harris isn’t worried about the fight affecting the two’s relationship off the field.
“They are just trying to win, to compete every play, and once the next play starts it is forgotten about,” he said. “They’re not holding any grudges, or anything like that. It is part of training camp — it’s hot, people are miserable, tired of going against each other. That’s part of the grind of training camp — every player on every team goes through it.”