NFL training camps are well underway for all 32 teams in the league, with franchises actively looking to make the necessary cuts to their rosters while dealing with egos and some physical play on the field that, at times, can get a little out of hand.
Earlier this week, the Tennessee Titans cut a player because they were causing too many fights on the field during practice and scrimmages, which is interesting because that rarely happens.
Now things have gotten out of hand during the Chicago Bears training camp, with some players going a little too far.
According to Arye Pulli of The Sports Place, star wide receiver Chase Claypool and one-time All-Pro safety Eddie Jackson got a little too heated during practice.
Bears WR Chase Claypool and S Eddie Jackson got into it today at practice.
Jackson hit Claypool as he went out of bounds. Claypool, unhappy with the hit, grabbed Jackson by the helmet — Jackson’s helmet came off and was thrown to the ground.
GM Ryan Poles stepped between the… pic.twitter.com/QrMFVOWMMe
— Arye Pulli (@AryePulli) August 5, 2023
Sometimes, these fights in practices and scrimmages during training camp are a good thing, as it shows how passionate these players are and how much they want to compete and win football games.
However, it can easily go the other way as well, as these fights can lead to internal conflict among the players, which can result in chemistry issues and possibly someone needing to be cut or traded.
With the Bears coming off a three-win season, Chicago desperately needs to turn things around during the 2023 NFL season, and Justin Fields might be able to help make that happen.
Hopefully, for the sake of the Bears, this fight was too very competitive players going at one another with no bad blood brewing afterward, as the last thing this team needs is a distraction in the locker room.NEXT: Yannick Ngakoue Shows His Excitement After Signing With Bears