A fight at Seahawks practice on Thursday resulted in one player getting kicked out of the session and another getting medical attention from the training staff.
Curtis Crabtree of PFT and KJR reports that the fracas started when defensive lineman Rodney Coe “hip tossed” offensive lineman Will Pericak into a water dispenser during a drill. As players came together, right tackle Germain Ifedi, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, took a punch to the face from defensive end Frank Clark.
Clark, who was also at the center of a fight with the Chargers in a 2015 preseason game, was ejected from the practice and Ifedi left the field with medical personnel. After practice, coach Pete Carroll said he didn’t know the extent of any injury, but added “he’s alright” in reference to Ifedi. He also made it clear he doesn’t want to see those kinds of skirmishes on the practice field.
“Tempers flare. Frustrations and stuff like that. And then somebody goes overboard,” Carroll said. “Can’t do it. Can’t do it at all. I know it’s happened all around the league, it happens everywhere, but it’s not OK and it shouldn’t be part of it. You can’t do it in the game; you get ejected, which is just what you saw happen. Somebody can get hurt, which you saw happen. We’ve taken a big stance against it and really disappointed it happened on day four. But that’s it.”
Defensive end Michael Bennett said that while scuffles happen at camp, “we may have crossed that line today” and that Clark should apologize to Ifedi so the team can move on without any further bad feelings.