The Jacksonville Jaguars just finished wrapping up two days of joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which appeared as if it would end without major incident or with major injury, but second-year (well, kinda first-year) defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr. was booted from practice towards the end for fighting with Buccaneers offensive lineman Ali Marpart, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Jaguars DE Dante Fowler did get thrown out of practice after a fight with Bucs G Ali Marpet.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 18, 2016
I'm sure some people will make a mountain out of a molehill, but it's really nothing anyone should be concerned over and honestly it's surprising there weren't more fights in a joint practice. Typically since players aren't going against their teammates, tempers and competitive juices will flare a bit more, knowing they can go for real on Saturday, but this was really the only incident worth mentioning.
The two can settle it on the field Saturday when the team's kickoff at EverBank Field at 7:30 for preseason Game 2, but it's no shocker that Fowler was the first person booted for fighting. It's a good thing, more than a bad thing.