Trevor Penning of the New Orleans Saints left apply after his third incident in three days

New Orleans Saints rookie left tackle Trevor Penning and defensive tackle Malcolm Roach The two were sent out of practice on Wednesday afternoon after the flared tempers caused a fracas involving many other teammates.

A teammate came in and hugged Penning after the initial exchange between him and Roach, prompting at least 10 other players to come in from the sidelines and join in the gaffe.

Saints coach Dennis Allen spoke loudly to the team after practice, and said he planned to speak with both Roach and Penning before Thursday’s practice.

“We don’t have time for that,” Allen said. “I put two men in today and we have to do our job. We have to learn as a team how to compete and how to play and how to practice and push ourselves to the limit but still not take it over. the edge.

“… It’s not unusual for something like that to happen in training camp. It’s definitely something we don’t want to see happen. It’ll be addressed and we’ll move on.”

This was the third consecutive practice in which Penning, a first-round pick in 2022, was involved in an altercation with a defensive teammate.

He was blocking at defensive end Payton Turner, a first-round pick in 2021, on Monday when it looked like Turner had thrown a punch at him as the play ended. Penning shook him and the two briefly threw punches before breaking up.

“It’s football; we’re competing,” Penning said Monday. “It’s a tough game for tough people and you have to be able to take that. There’s no bad blood between us. We’re just rivals competing.”

On Tuesday, safety JT Gray Penning shoved after a block. Penning took a few steps towards Gray but stopped and walked away after a colleague grabbed his arm.

Penning joined the Saints with a reputation for having a mean streak while at Northern Iowa.

“It’s like, when you think it’s done, it’s not done,” teammate Cesar Ruiz said. “He definitely has that finishing attitude that you love in an offensive lineman.”

Penning said playing the flute is part of his nature.

“It’s part of my game, I guess. It’s just who I am as a player,” Penning said Monday. “But obviously I’m out there working technique. I’m trying to get better at the technique of the game, getting the blocks down. game.”

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