FOXBORO -- Training camp fights are hardly a rarity in the NFL, but the Patriots had an interesting one when Nate Solder took a shot at Brandon Spikes, resulting in a big scrum at Wednesday night's practice for season ticket holders and Foxoboro residents at Gillette Stadium.
Spikes left the field limping after the altercation (he would return later to practice), while Solder had to run a penalty lap. Other players jumped into the fracas, with Tom Brady holding Jerod Mayo from running in.
After the practice, cornerback Kyle Arrington noted that such incidents "happen often" throughout the league in camp.
"It's a time to beat up on each other," Arrington said. "We see each other every day. You grow tired of people this time of year. That's the nature of it."
First-round pick Chandler Jones stayed out of it altogether, saying afterwards that unlike his UFC star brother Jon, he isn't a fighter.
"You know what? I'm not Jon 'Bones' Jones," he said. "My name is Chandler."
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