As the voluntary (but really not), non-contact (but really not) practices continue throughout the NFL, guys already are getting sick of voluntarily not engaging in contact.
It’s apparently causing some of them to choose to engage in extracurricular non-contact contact.
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday’s session resulted in a trio of scuffles in Rams cap. It started between receiver Kenny Britt and cornerback Trumaine Johnson. Eventually, it included defensive end Michael Sam.
Per Thomas, Sam threw an elbow to the back of running back Isaiah Pead while Pead was trying to pass-block Sam.
So what does coach Jeff Fisher plan to do about guys in non-contact practices engage in contact beyond the scope of any non-contact contact that would happen during a play?
“Just let ’em know that we have some rules we have to abide by,” Fisher said, via Thomas. “Learn to protect each other a little bit better. But it was good. It was very competitive.”
Sam will have a chance to talk about the competition that turned a tad violent on Friday; he’s expected to be made available to the media on Friday.