Things got a bit heated Wednesday morning during a joint practice between the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers.
During 1-on-1 receiver drills, 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward got his hands high on DeAndre Hopkins and knocked the Texans receiver’s helmet off. Hopkins took exception to Ward’s actions, and a heated fist fight ensued.
Oh, and the fight occurred after the first play of drills between the Texans wideouts and Niners’ secondary.
(You can click here to watch the fight from another angle.)
Both players were ejected from practice after the fight, according to Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman. Hopkins did shake Ward’s hand on his way off the field, though.
Fights during training camp are nothing new, especially during joint practices. As long as players don’t lose control of their emotions during regular season games (and no one gets hurt, of course), their respective teams probably don’t care too much.
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