Patriots

Patriots

FOXBORO -- Patriots practice was enlivened Tuesday morning when Julian Edelman and Stephon Gilmore got into it for some reason following an incompletion.

They went at each other aggressively, and both players' helmets ended up flying off as they rolled around on the ground.

Both were removed from practice by Bill Belichick, though they went back to the locker room in a staggered fashion so that they wouldn't have to deal with each other.

This is Gilmore's first season with the Patriots after defecting from Buffalo in free agency. The Pats gave the 26-year-old cornerback a five-year, $65 million contract with $40 million guaranteed.

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