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Haymakers thrown at Philadelphia Eagles training camp for second straight day

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Maclin attempts a catch vs the Washington Redskins
Maclin attempts a catch vs the Washington Redskins.

Philadelphia Eagles training camp bore witness to a second fight in as many days Monday, with Jeremy Maclin and Bradley Fletcher the latest to exchange punches.

As first reported by Geoff Mosher of CSN, the wide receiver and corner back came to blows during Monday's practice session:

"FIGHT!!! This time it's Maclin vs. Bradley Fletcher and haymakers were thrown," wrote the Reporter via Twitter

According to a later tweet, Fletcher connected with Maclin on at least two or three punches in an incident that Chip Kelly will have understandably been furious to see.

Maclin, who is fighting for a starting role out wide for the Eagles this offseason, refused to comment to the media following the incident.

Unfortunately for the head coach the actions of two of his veteran players are only the second example of ill-discipline to mar the NFL franchises preparations thus far.

Sunday fight

Twenty four hours earlier one of the Eagles star men, running back LeSean McCoy was reportedly involved in a less than friendly altercation with fellow team leader Trent Cole the defensive end.

In that instance, Chip Kelly actually had to hold back McCoy as the two players went at it. Although in the aftermath, all sides looked to downplay the events with Cole refusing to acknowledge anything had gone down between himself and McCoy.

At the time teammate Brandon Graham urged restraint as the team looked to build ahead of the season - with controlled aggression the order of the day.

Unfortunately it doesn't look like Maclin and Fletcher got that memo.

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Eagles prospects

The Philadelphia Eagles finished the 2013 NFL regular season with a 10-6 record - securing the number one spot in the NFC East - before Chip Kelly saw his team lose to the New Orleans Saints 26-24 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

Over the close season the franchise has been involved in some fairly high profile activity, not least the release of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson back in March - the latter amidst rumors of a fall out with Chip Kelly and gang associations.

They have added the likes of much-maligned quarterback and former New York Jet, Mark Sanchez meanwhile and will begin their 2014 preseason schedule with a game against the Chicago Bears August 8th.

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