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Folks, what you have here are two warriors, hungry to compete on every play.

Iron sharpening iron’s all it is.

Defensive back Stephon Gilmore, who signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the team in March, tangled with wide receiver and fan favorite Julian Edelman, resulting in the ejection of both players from Tuesday morning’s practice session.

There’s a fire under this team.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a non-negotiable practice rule: No fights. If you do fight, you are ejected.

Football never sleeps.