FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tempers flared during a mini brawl between Julian Edelman and Stephon Gilmore at New England Patriots’ practice on Tuesday.

Gilmore, the new Patriots cornerback, and Edelman tangled after an incomplete pass from Jacoby Brissett. As the ball sailed out of bounds, Edelman looked as if he was annoyed by the contact from Gilmore during the throw. After multiple shoves, Edelman and Gilmore wrestled to the ground.

Edelman’s helmet was ripped off in the process as receiver Chris Hogan picked up Edelman to separate him from Gilmore.

Both players were ejected from practice after the ruckus, which is Bill Belichick’s policy.

Last year, several fights were witnessed during training camp, but the bulk of the action happened in joint practices with the Chicago Bears.

Former Patriots center Bryan Stork was in the middle of multiple fights last summer and even started the first fight of 2016 going after then-rookie Woodrow Hamilton.

JETS: Jamal Adams meant no disrespect to players and families dealing with the effects of concussions. He simply loves football.

The New York Jets’ rookie safety drew sharp criticism from some fans, media and former and current players when he said Monday that if he had the choice, the field would be the “perfect place to die.” In light of the backlash, Adams tried to clarify his comments Tuesday after practice.

“Honestly, I really didn’t see it getting that far,” Adams said. “I was speaking about being passionate about the game that I love. I understand that some families were affected by this disease and I definitely didn’t mean it in any type of way.”

MERCHANDISE: Tom Brady ranks No. 1 in merchandise sales in a list compiled by the NFL players union.

The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise tracking year-to-date results from March 1 to May 31.

Brady, who won his record fifth Super Bowl in February, was joined at the top of the list by Dallas Cowboys teammates running back Ezekiel Elliott (No. 2) and quarterback Dak Prescott (No. 3).

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who returned to the league after a one-year absence, was at No. 4 and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rounded out the top five.

GIANTS: The New York Giants decided to give Aldrick Rosas some competition for the place-kicking job.

The Giants signed 13-year veteran Mike Nugent in a move to up the pressure on the 22-year-old Rosas, who has never kicked in a regular-season NFL game.

RAVENS: Tight end Crockett Gillmore will likely miss the 2017 season after undergoing knee surgery.

SEAHAWKS: Safety Kam Chancellor and Seattle agreed to a three-year contract extension worth up to $36 million with $25 million guaranteed.

PANTHERS: QB Cam Newton was held out of passing drills with soreness in surgically repaired right throwing shoulder.

Coach Ron Rivera said Newton told the training staff prior to Tuesday’s practice that he was still sore from last week’s workouts. Newton was suited up, but only worked on handoffs.

BRONCOS: Ryan Clady, the talented and towering tackle whose nine-year NFL career was checkered with injuries, is retiring from football.

The Broncos selected him 12th overall in the 2008 draft out of Boise State. Clady will be 31 next month.

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