It only took about half an hour for our first “confrontation” during the joint practices the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio this afternoon.
Courtesy of Coley Harvey, ESPN’s reporter for the Bengals, we get this spat between Bengals’ cornerback Adam Jones. . .you can call him “Pac-Man”. . .and Vikings’ wide receiver Adam Thielen.
Tensions boiled over briefly in Bengals-Vikings practice after helmet comes off. Adam Jones/Adam Thielen involved pic.twitter.com/D2sFZI5ovR— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 10, 2016
Thielen lost his helmet during the scuffle, but it doesn’t appear to be anything too major.
Frankly, I’m guessing these two teams are happy to get an opportunity to go after guys wearing different helmets. Jones is a long-time veteran, and Thielen is attempting to make his way up the depth chart at the wide receiver spot for Minnesota. Again, nothing too major happened, but it’s something for folks to talk about out of these practices.
The two teams will practice on Thursday morning before taking the field for “real” on Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium.