Bills' rookie Johnson at center of scuffle


PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- It's the 31st day of Buffalo Bills training camp, but players aren't holding anything back.

Defensive end Bryan Johnson, an undrafted rookie, got tangled up with center Eric Wood in a goal-line drill near the end of Wednesday's practice, sparking what became the Bills' largest fight of camp.

Johnson appeared to throw punches at Wood before Wood's teammate, left guard Chris Williams, took some swings back at Johnson. The scuffle moved toward the sideline, where Johnson went to the ground with tight end Scott Chandler:

As teammates swarmed around, Chandler had to be held back by assistant strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano.

"It's a situation where I thought it was just kind of unnecessary," Chandler said. "I don't know if it's always productive. I think we would have been like to have been able to finish our goal-line work with all the one's in there."

Coach Doug Marrone took a similar stance about the incident.

"I don’t think there's a place in this game for any kind of scuffles, you know?" Marrone said. "It’s not part of the game; therefore, I don't want to speak about it. It hurts the integrity of our game the more we talk about it. That's how I feel about fighting."