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NFL FIGHT CLUB: 2002 Training Camp edition

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FIGHT CLUB GALLERY

There were other training camp fights than the ones below.

So for your viewing pleasure, enjoy our collection of the best photos from those brawls between gridiron monsters.

Sometimes coaches want them. Sometimes they don't. Nonetheless, fights are a training camp necessity. With day after endless day of rigorous two-a-day practices in the unrelenting sun and heat, tempers often boil over.

This year, tempers have been ablaze — maybe it's the recent heat wave, or maybe guys are especially miffed about not qualifying for American Idol. You just can't tell.

So check out the camp fights below, and vote on the best of the brawls:

At the end of camp, we'll vote again on the overall camp winner.

2002 NFL TRAINING CAMP FIGHT CLUB
Bout No. 1
Player Team Height Weight Pos. Weight class
No. 91 John Burrough 6-5 276 DE Bubba
No. 76 6-7 320 OT Big Bubba

In our Fight Club opener, St. Louis linemen and John Burrough get after it before being separated by teammates and coaches.

2002 NFL TRAINING CAMP FIGHT CLUB
Bout No. 2
Player Team Height Weight Pos. Weight class
No. 71 6-5 310 DT Big Bubba
No. 76 6-6 320 OT Big Bubba

Unfortunately all we have is the aftermath of this monster tussle between and , but the fallout included a $2,500 fine for the rookie Freeman courtesy of head coach Dick Vermeil. Tait may have thrown the first punch, but a broken nose will keep him out for at least a week.

2002 NFL TRAINING CAMP FIGHT CLUB
Bout No. 3
Player Team Height Weight Pos. Weight class
No. 85 Dan Campbell 6-5 265 TE Muscle man
No. 53 6-2 252 LB Muscle man

A cameraman follows a routine reception at camp before realizing the real action is taking place elsewhere. Watch as Dan Campbell and exchange blows a la Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed.

2002 NFL TRAINING CAMP FIGHT CLUB
Bout No. 4
Player Team Height Weight Pos. Weight class
No. 85 5-9 184 WR Pip-squeak
No. 53 6-1 240 LB Muscle man

Camp Brawl No. 4 pits enemy players, receiver and linebacker . Can a wide receiver actually pull off a takedown on a linebacker?

2002 NFL TRAINING CAMP FIGHT CLUB
Bout No. 5
Player Team Height Weight Pos. Weight class
No. 85 6-0 205 WR Wannabe muscle man
No. 20 5-10 197 DB Pip-squeak

After being tackled by cornerback during a "non-contact" drill, WR promptly registers his "dissatisfaction." Check out the ensuing melee and hear from Flowers.

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