Joint practice between Ravens, Commanders involves multiple fights, including a Mark Andrews body toss

An old fashioned donnybrook took place during the Ravens and Commanders’ joint practice on Tuesday. Several players on both sides were involved in a fight that was initiated by Ravens wideout Tylan Wallace and Commanders rookie cornerback Emmanuel Forbes.

More pushing and shoving ensued after the whistle when the Commanders’ offense took the field, as you can see below. Both teams temporarily exchanged words on the field before order was restored. At one point, Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy was overhead yelling at his players in an attempt to keep them focused on the task at hand.

HEATING UP: Joint practice between the #Commanders and #Ravens gets spicy with some skirmishes

Emmanuel Forbes and Tylan Wallace on one field…

Then Ar’Darius Washington with a shove on Cole Turner… Terry McLaurin takes exception#HTTC @JPFinlayNBCS @nbcwashington

— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) August 15, 2023
The fighting continued when Ravens tight end Mark Andrews body-tossing Washington cornerback Danny Johnson.

REALLY HEATING UP!#Ravens tight end Mark Andrews body slams #Commanders CB Danny Johnson

Shoves and scuffles ensue#HTTC @nbcwashington @JPFinlayNBCS

— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) August 15, 2023
While joint practices are good opportunities to work against another team, they often result in fights like the ones that occurred on Tuesday. After weeks of hitting each other, players can sometimes go too far when they are finally given a chance to go up against actual opponents. That was apparently the case on Tuesday, when players on both sides apparently took offense to how physical things were getting.

It’s safe to say that things will be more tame when the two teams cap off the NFL’s second preseason week Monday night in Washington.

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