When the Ravens begin three days of joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday afternoon, it will be worth watching how the teams interact with each other.
Other joint practices during training camp have not been particularly peaceful.
A brawl broke out between the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins on the third day of their joint practices at Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va., on Aug 8.
A series of fights forced the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams to end practice early Tuesday, the second day the teams practiced together. And when the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns practiced this week, a minor fight broke out between Bills linebacker Preston Brown and Browns wide receiver Marlon Moore.
So far, only the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants have concluded joint practices without a skirmish.
The Ravens made it through joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers without a fight during last training camp and the NFL has reminded teams this week that fighting is prohibited at such practices. Still, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. said Tuesday that "words won't be minced" if things start to get out of hand in Philadelphia.
The Ravens are scheduled to practice with the Eagles through Friday. The teams will then face each other in their second preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday at 7 p.m.
Three other joint practices are being held this week: the Carolina Panthers practice with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday and Thursday at Wofford College, the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts practice Wednesday and Thursday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center and the New England Patriots practice with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday and Thursday at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.