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Frank Clark decks Germain Ifedi as Seahawks training camp fights continue

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The Seattle Seahawks have a seemingly long and cluttered history of teammates getting in fights with one another during practice, and that continued on Thursday with Frank Clark supposedly drawing blood after decking Germain Ifedi during a pass rushing drill; Clark was kicked out of practice for the incident.

Clark also reportedly got into a fight with Luke Joeckel on Tuesday:

Clark previously took on Jarran Reed in the season finale against the San Francisco 49ers in January. Last season’s fight card included: Richard Sherman vs Doug Baldwin, Michael Bennett vs Ifedi, Bennett vs Mark Glowinski, Bennett vs Bradley Sowell and Baldwin, Sherman vs Kris Richard, and Sherman vs Darrell Bevell — not to mention the offseason storyline of Sherman vs Russell Wilson and anyone else that could fit into a story.

Before we rain hell on Frank Clark for getting into another fight and throwing a punch, I’d point to the previous list of fighters and note that we mostly all accept and like Michael Bennett. We mostly all accept and like Richard Sherman. Same for Doug Baldwin. Clark brought a closet of skeletons and demons with him as a second round pick in 2015, but as a professional, has yet to have a single off-field infraction that I know of. Pete Carroll breeds the most competitive environment in the NFL, so moments today are not to be unexpected.

Preferred? Not really. The Seahawks have already been punished by the NFL and lost practices, were fined, for having too much contact in practice. Hopefully this doesn’t bring on more punishments, but it certainly did nothing to cool the tensions between the offensive and defensive sides of Seattle’s team.