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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Player reaction to scuffle

By Mike Rodak

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Soundbites from Patriots players on the large scuffle that broke out during practice tonight:

CB Kyle Arrington
"A little chippy. I mean, that's what happens when we put on full pads. And we'll keep practicing like that. It's been shells and OTAs and minicamp and they haven't been physical practices. But guys just waiting to unload on each other. But it's all in fun though. Everybody is such a competitor, can't help but sometimes emotions get involved. But we're all teammates.

"I've seen a few now. I won't say that's daily, but it happens often. When guys, like I said, try to be physical ... it's a time to beat up on each other. We see each other every day. You grow tired of people this time of year. That's the nature of it."

RB Danny Woodhead
"This is the game of football. We're out there to do our best on every play. Things, it's not like they're crazy. We're out there trying to get better and do our jobs. That's how things are. We're trying to do our best."

DE Chandler Jones
"I'm not Jon 'Bones' Jones [in reference to his brother, an MMA fighter]. My name is Chandler."

"The intensity? That's how we practice every day. I don't know if you guys think it was different from before. That's the intensity. It's very intense. We treat every day like it's game day."