Heated Tennessee Titans-Buccaneers joint practices end with four skirmishes

Claire Kuwana
Nashville Tennessean

The Tennessee Titans' joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got heated early and often Thursday as the Titans faced off against the  reigning Super Bowl champions.

Here is the rundown on what played out in Tampa, which included four altercations, with some punches thrown, according to reactions and reports on Twitter.

Titans defensive end Jeffery Simmons was asked about the instigations after the practice. 

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The first altercation between Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Brown and Titans cornerback Chris Jackson received a lot of attention. Brown was removed from practice following the incident and took time off the field before returning.

It appears there was a pattern of spats between receivers and players in the backfield.

Bucs linebacker Devin White was involved in the last fight.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel took to Twitter on Wednesday to poke fun at Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady. Vrabel was an All-Pro linebacker with the Patriots and a three-time Super Bowl champion in New England. 

Claire Kuwana is a sports reporting intern at the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Contact her at claire.kuwana@commercialappeal.com or follow her on Twitter @clairekuwana.