Melee mars Redskins-Jets joint practice session
7:55 PM ET
RICHMOND, Va. — A joint practice between the Washington Redskins and New York Jets that grew chippy Sunday ended up in what players said was a predictable turn, with a melee along the sidelines that spilled into the crowd. And Redskins players said they knew it was going to happen.
Jets rookie quarterback got the majority of reps for the first time on Sunday, an indication he might start Thursday night against the Redskins at FedEx Field.
Meeting Isaiah Shorter and his family put football and life itself in perspective for Redskins linebacker Martrell Spaight.
The Jets have the salary-cap space and a major need for a pass-rusher. It would be expensive, but a deal for Khalil Mack could be worth it.
The Redskins-Jets practice was shortened by approximately 25 minutes because of thunder and lightning, but the weather might have prevented more fights.
“In 12 years, I’ve never seen anything like that,” Redskins tight end Vernon Davis said.
But several Redskins said they knew something like this would happen. Their last joint practice, in 2015 against the Houston Texans, also featured a number of fights, including multiple