Eagles versus Browns second joint practice is a chippy affair that includes a few altercations

Things got chippy at the second Eagles joint practice session. Here's more of that and a few injury updates.
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If you're from a football-crazy town that features a few high school or collegiate rivalries, you are probably familiar with the phrase "We're going to win the game or the fight". No one is ever serious when they say it. Unfortunately, when these young prep stars become NFL players and they participate in these joint practices, that phrase becomes a forecast of the session's events. Don't look now, but the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns are getting chippy.

Yes friends, they're fighting at Eagles practice.

Derek Barnett again gets in on the action as the second Eagles/Browns joint practice leads to some tense moments.

First things first. Let's discuss injuries. Britain Covey (hamstring), Landon Dickerson (foot), Patrick Johnson (ankle), Haason Reddick (thumb), and Quez Watkins (hamstring) all sat out. Jason Kelce returned after he and Landon Dickerson left the session early on Monday.

Now, on to the fisticuffs...

To a man or woman, if you were there (or even if you weren't), the common theme from the Eagles' first of two joint practices with the Browns was Cleveland came to play, and Philly didn't. The Birds were a little sloppier. Cleveland's defense had its way with the Eagles offense. DeVonta Smith and Denzel Ward battled to a draw, and it felt like, had this been an actual game, the Browns would have come out on top.

The Birds refocused and came out with a different attitude on Tuesday. It was almost as if they came out with a new attitude.

"If we aren't going to win the game, we're going to win the fight". Heck, why not do both?

Things got a little tense when Zach Cunningham almost picked off a pass from Deshaun Watson (that's the second straight day he almost had a pick but tipped it to someone else by the way). This time, Reed Blankenship is the beneficiary. That's his second interception of Watson in two days. Another interception came later, bringing his total to three.

Reed's first interception on Tuesday is where things got out of hand. During the return and what looked like number 25 in the Browns jersey (Demetric Felton Jr. maybe?) getting jacked up by Sydney Brown, Cleveland players took exception.

Shoving ensues. Multiple flags are thrown. The players were separated. No harm and no foul... Well, actually fouls were called, but hey you get the idea.

Here's the best part... or the worst, depending on your frame of reference. Shortly thereafter, more shoving took place. Guess who was involved? If you went with Derek Barnett, give yourself a gold star. Yes... It's always him.

K'Von Wallace and Browns RB John Kelly also had words after Wallace hit him and took him out of bounds. Who knows? Maybe it's the heat. Maybe we should just resign ourselves to the fact that this is how these things go, but again if you were looking for more energy from the guys in green (or in this case white), you git what you were hoping for and more.

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