Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/20/14

22,000 fans attended the Patriots indoor practice on Wednesday inside Gillette Stadium, a special late afternoon event attended by season ticket holders and residents of Foxborough only.

They got to see a spirited practice in which a baseball like bench-clearing skirmish broke out when OT Nate Solder started a fight during 11-on-11 drills. Solder gave LB Brandon Spikes a big shove while Spikes was on the ground. It ended up with several offensive and defensive players pushing and shoving until it was finally broken up.

The result was Solder taking a penalty lap and Spikes going to the locker room, returning soon after with a knee brace. Not sure if the brace had anything to do with the dust-up, but Spikes was still pretty pissed off with Solder when he returned.

CB Kyle Arrington, one of only 3 players available to the media after practice, told the Boston Globe it was "a little chippy, a little chippy; It's all in fun though, man," h esaid. "When it happens, everybody's such a competitor, [they] can't help it. Sometimes emotions get involved. But I mean at the end of the day, it's all love.

"On this team, I've seen a few now. I would say it happens often. When guys are trying to be physical, it's the time to beat up on each other. You go against each other every day. You grow tired of people this time of year. That's just the nature of it."

These type of fights happen all the time on every time, passions run high and frustrations boil over at time, but it's a good thing. This is football we're talking about. It's an instense and brutal sport, leave the sunshine and lollipops at home

Head coach Bill Belichick said the chippiness is an indication we are officially in the "dog days of camp."

"I think that's something all of us need to go through -- players, coaches, just grinding through it," he said. "Mentally just be ready to get up and go every day and start all over again; try to get a good night's rest and have a good day each day. That's part of team-building and working through it when you're tired [and] you don't feel good. It's a long season. This is one of the many challenges we'll face." 

var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Titans have reportedly been 'all over' Marcus Mariota

Report: Browns talked with Redskins about trading up

Doc Rivers tore into Clippers in film room after blowout loss

Jon Jones facing felony charge for leaving scene of crime

Josh Hamilton officially traded back to Rangers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Landing Adrian Peterson too costly for Cardinals

Report: Antonio Brown joins Steelers voluntary work outs

Charles Barkley: JR Smith should be suspended 10 games

Kelly Olynkyk: I'd probably get killed if I went to Cleveland

Report: Redskins likely to pick up Robert Griffin III's option

Eagles trying to trade Marcus Smith for another duck?

Arkansas has leather belt to commemorate Texas Bowl win

John Angelos, Orioles got it right with Freddie Gray protest

Belichick's girlfriend fine with coach checking out Teigen

V. Stiviano posts birthday message to 'BFF' Donald Sterling

Mark Cuban and the inevitable playoff peril of the Mavs

Wizards made Raptors look bad while remaking themselves

Previewing Game 7 showdown between Islanders and Capitals

WATCH: Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut so he can't rip refs

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the quarterbacks

Greg Hardy faces teammate, Cowboys locker room leak

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Titans have been 'all over' Mariota?

Doc Rivers tore into Clippers after loss

Jon Jones facing felony charge

Worst picks ever by every NFL franchise

Report: Cowboys not in on Peterson

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the QBs

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors fans

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Pitcher throws perfect game, still loses

Will Aldridge leave the Blazers?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.