Former Eagle gets into fight with new teammate during training camp
Things can get tense for NFL players during training camp, especially if they’re getting acclimated to a new team.
That seems to be the case for new Colts safety Rodney McLeod, who left Philadelphia this offseason to sign a one-year deal in Indianapolis.
During today’s practice, The Athletic’s Zak Keefer reported that the former Eagle took some swings at top WR Michael Pittman Jr. before the players had to be separated.
Nasty fight just broke out between Michael Pittman, Jr. and Rodney McLeod. Some prizefighter worthy swings before teammates separated them.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 3, 2022
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No word as of yet on how the fight started, but McLeod is usually pretty level-headed and not known to lose his cool. Of course, it could’ve just been a spirited drill and the two got fired up. In either case, likely not a big deal.
An integral piece to the Eagles’ Super Bowl run — McLeod spent six seasons in Philadelphia, recording 347 tackles and 11 INTs during his tenure. Alongside his work on the field, McLeod was named the 2022 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award winner. During the season, he held his inaugural Art and Sole Sneaker Ball, which helped raise over $200,000 along with 250 pairs of sneakers and 150 toys for local families in need.
In 2020, the Eagles’ safety and his wife also helped provide 10,000 kids with educational programs focusing on social justice in the Philadelphia area.
McLeod’s Batista Bomb on 3rd & 2 may be the most underrated play in that Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/VpXm75rhlR— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) February 4, 2021
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