Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who has been resting his surgically repaired throwing shoulder in camp, won’t play in the team’s preseason game Wednesday, coach Ron Rivera confirmed Tuesday, but he is expected to play “at some point” in the preseason, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, citing an unidentified source.
Round 1: Rams CB Trumaine Johnson and Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman were the first to get into it, with Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman and Chargers WR Keenan Allen joining in, they said, to protect their teammates as a melee ensued, ESPN.com reported.
“Where I’m from, if somebody’s going to initiate it, we’re going to finish it — especially myself,” Johnson said (via the Los Angeles Times).
“Emotions got a little high and I had to defend my teammate. That’s part of the code,” Robey-Coleman said.
Round 2: Chargers WR Jamaal Jones and Rams CB E.J. Gaines went at it a few minutes later.
Round 3: Gaines then got into an altercation with Chargers DE Chris McCain during a special-teams drill.
McCain and Gaines were kicked out of practice, according to their coaches.
“At some point, you have to make an example out of somebody,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said, per ESPN. “We weren’t gonna fight all day.”
“Guys are great competitors,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. “We always want to be mindful and smart with this, about how we do this.”
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