Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/20/12

Perhaps a little too pent up after skipping voluntary workouts, Falcons defensive end John Abraham released some aggression during the team’s mandatory minicamp.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Abraham “got into a scuffle” with Adam Nissley, yanking off the rookie tight end’s helmet after he went too low on a block.

“What the [expletive] is wrong with you,” Abraham said to Nissley.

Despite the skirmish, the 34-year-old Abraham impressed coach Mike Smith by reporting to practice in good physical condition.

“I think that John looked very good,” Smith said. “He was here early in the offseason program and it looks like he stayed in shape and was moving very well.”

This is just one of several instances of fights breaking out during team-mandated workouts. You may remember the Lions’ Titus Young socking teammate Louis Delmas during OTAs last month, and, on Tuesday, it was reported Bucs rookie Mark Barron was “bloodied” by defensive tackle Brian Price earlier in the offseason.

Darn rooks need to learn their place. (And, you know, respect their elders.)

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