Report: Falcons DL Ra'Shede Hagemen fractures wrist during fight in practice

Monday August 4th, 2014

Sunday's practice appears to have been a costly one for the Atlanta Falcons in the trenches.

Falcons rookie defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hagemen suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist,'s Vaughn McClure reported Sunday, citing a league source. The second-round pick Hageman's injury came after he threw a punch at center Joe Hawley during pass-rushing drills. 

The circumstances surrounding Hageman's injury drew the ire of Falcons head coach Mike Smith.

"I think we're all talking about competing and fighting for jobs, but we're not talking about fighting each other," Smith said, according to ESPN. "We've got to understand that. It's not what we're about. We're about competing and going out and trying to win a job. But we're not about fighting one another. That's something that happens when it gets hot. Today, it was hot, or hotter than what we've been used to practicing. But we've got to definitely get that fixed."

Also on Sunday, Falcons offensive lineman offensive tackle Terren Jones had to be carted off the field and taken away in an ambulance after an undisclosed injury. Jones, a reserve, was competing for a spot on the 53-man roster.

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-Brett LoGiurato

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