It got a little heated in Cincinnati on Wednesday afternoon.
A joint practice between the Bengals and the Green Bay Packers was interrupted Wednesday after a fight broke out between the two teams.
It’s unclear what prompted the incident, but Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins received a blow to the head from Bengals defensive tackle DJ Reader, according to The Associated Press. Jenkins was then walked off the field by an assistant coach and practice eventually resumed.
“Emotions are running high,” Packers lineman David Bakhtiari said via The Associated Press. “I know [Jenkins will] never do it in game. He’s never done that in the game. So the practice, I mean, it’s a little bit different. You know you shouldn’t, but you also know there are no consequences.”
It’s unclear what discipline Jenkins or Reader will face, if any.
The fight, which marked the first joint exhibition fight of the season, was much less serious than last season’s fight between the Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. .
Jenkins will enter his fifth season with the Packers this fall. The 27-year-old, who the Packers pulled from Mississippi State in the second round of the 2019 draft, has been a consistent starter for the Packers since entering the league.
Reader enters his fourth season with the Bengals and eighth in the league. He totaled 27 tackles in 10 games last season while battling a knee injury.
The Bengals and Packers will face off in their preseason opener at Paycor Stadium on Friday.