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Tensions flare at Buffalo Bills practice

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- We're at that point in camp: It's time for the Buffalo Bills to start hitting another team.

In their sixth consecutive padded practice Monday night, pushed from the morning because of rain, there were two scuffles after plays that led coach Doug Marrone to call over defensive line coach Pepper Johnson.

After a heated exchange with Johnson and offensive line coach Pat Morris, Marrone called a huddle between the offensive and defensive lines. Fired up at first, Marrone eventually drew some laughs out of the two groups.

When Marrone walked away, center Eric Wood -- a team captain -- called a truce between the two sides before they returned to action.

"Coach just wanted us to put an end to it and we did," Wood said. "There wasn't anything going on past that and that was the end of it."

The first tussle involved rookie tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and some defenders, while rookie center Macky MacPherson battled rookie defensive end Bryan Johnson shortly after.

Monday night's practice was the sixth in the last week -- all in full pads -- before the Bills have an off day Tuesday. They're just days away from their preseason opener in Sunday's Hall of Fame game.