Baldwin and Thomas also involved in scuffle as coach Carroll restores order.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman came to blows with receiver Phil Bates during the team’s mini-camp on Wednesday.
Both Sherman and Bates landed blows to the other’s head as their helmets were taken off but neither player was injured as their team-mates intervened and separated the pair before things got too serious.
The altercation originally began between receiver Doug Baldwin and free safety Earl Thomas, but things really kicked off on the next play as Sherman was playing coverage on Bates.
Receiver Percy Harvin was the next player in the fight, while running back Marshawn Lynch ran in to pull his team-mate back despite sitting out of practice due to a sore ankle.
Later, coach Pete Carroll restored order amongst his players after calling them to the middle of the field to calm the situation down and talk things through with them.
While Sherman and Bates did not talk to reporters after practice, it is reported that Baldwin and Thomas had another verbal altercation near the end and had to be restrained from each other.
“We’re all so competitive,” Thomas said. “If you press one of our buttons, everybody is gonna clear the benches.”
Watch the video below which shows the incident: