Jul 17, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Jacques Smith talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Former Vols DE Involved In Training Camp Fight

Fights during NFL training camp are a weekly — if not daily — occurrence.

Before the age of Twitter, they were rarely reported. Sometimes we heard about them, only if they were serious enough to warrant coverage on ESPN.

But now, with the instant access to beat reporters that Twitter provides, we know about them instantly.

Monday’s scuffle on the Atlanta Falcons practice field, involving former Vols defensive end Jacques Smith, is one of the altercations that we’d likely never hear about if not for Twitter.

Here’s what happened, according to various beat reporters.

Like I said earlier, these things happen all the time. Tempers flare, words get said and punches are thrown. The only bad news for Smith is that this altercation will likely receive some more attention next week when “Hard Knocks”, which features the Falcons, debuts next week. 

Smith, an undrafted free agent, is competing for a roster spot.  And he’s been looking good so far, according to various beat reporters. 

That’s good news for Smith. He has an uphill battle ahead of him if he wants to make the 53 man roster. He needs to put Monday’s altercation behind him, make amends with teammates and continue to impress the coaching staff. 

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