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Fights break out during Dolphins practice

Above is the kind of contact the Miami Dolphins are supposed to be participating in. Several Dolphins were involved in a fight at practice today. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

While it may not be the undercard to Pacquiao-Bradley, there were a few blows delivered during Dolphins practice today, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The fight participants were offensive lineman Jake Long against defensive lineman Olivier Vernon, plus another OL versus DL battle with Richie Incognito taking on Ryan Baker.

“I wasn't very happy we lost two players in a drill," Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin told the Palm Beach Post. “That can be a critical time in a game. You have to be able to keep your poise and play. It’s great to be tough, it’s great to be physical. . . . It’s 15 yards, loss of down, clock, all those things. So yeah, there was good competitiveness, but you’ve got to be smart.”
These practices are supposed to be non-contact so the NFL may have something to say when all is said and done. The Seattle Seahawks recently lost two days of voluntary offseason practice for fighting.