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.

2023 FIBA World Cup dates, times, TV channel, how to watch online

Team USA basketball is just a few weeks away from starting the FIBA World Cup, hoping for a better result from 2019 where the squad finished seventh. The roster features some of the NBA’s brightest young players, including All-Stars Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton and Jaren Jackson Jr. The roster is overflowing with talent, but as we saw four years ago, talent doesn’t always translate to winning. Team USA is hoping this time around the roster they’ve assembled is better suited for this international tournament.

But before USA Basketball travels to the Philippines for the World Cup, the team will hope to establish some chemistry in exhibition games. With one exhibition game already behind them, a 43-point win against the Puerto Rico national team, Team USA will also face off against Luka Doncic and Slovenia, as well as the 2019 World Cup champions, Spain. The Americans will close out their exhibition games with matchups against Greece and 2019 World Cup runner-up Germany.

Ahead of all the action, here’s everything you need to know about Team USA’s upcoming schedule.