5 observations: Titans, Patriots scuffle; Christion Abercrombie meets Tom Brady

Here are five observations from the 15th day of Titans training camp, their second day of sharing the practice field with the Patriots at Saint Thomas Sports Park:

Heated exchange

The Nashville heat finally led to a boiling point.

A scuffle broke out near the goal line during red zone drills. Titans rookie receiver A.J. Brown and Patriots defensive back Stephon Gilmore got into it after a play, and a scrum quickly formed around them. Tajae Sharpe was squarely in the mix, too. It didn’t last long, though, as Titans coach Mike Vrabel and general manger Jon Robinson quickly rushed in to help break it up.

“If that’s a fight to you,” Vrabel said after practice, “you’ve never been in a fight.”

Marcus Mariota solid, Ryan Tannehill off


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There might be chatter among national analysts of a quarterback controversy in Nashville, but at Saint Thomas Sports Park, everyone with the Titans continues to insist there’s no competition.

Marcus Mariota is the No. 1. Ryan Tannehill is the backup. The reps at practice have been divvied up as such — Mariota with the first team, Tannehill with the second — for the duration of training camp, save…

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