DeAndre Hopkins Fights with Jimmie Ward; Ejected from Texans-49ers Practice

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 15, 2018

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins catches a pass during an NFL football minicamp practice Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Houston Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward got into a fight Wednesday while the two teams were running drills against one another:

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien sent Hopkins packing for the day after the scuffle:

Fights during training camp are commonplace, especially when teams scrimmage against one another.

However, the Texans don't want a star player like Hopkins to get injured during a preseason scuffle. He's emerged as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and will be a crucial part of the team's game plan in 2018.

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