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Competition Breeds Physicality in Fight

Wide receiver Yamon Figurs and cornerback Frank Walker got into a fight Tuesday morning

Posted by Mike Duffy on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Categories: 2009 Training Camp, Mike Duffy

Ravens wideout Yamon Figurs showed some fire in another scorching practice Tuesday morning.

He made what could have been the play of the 87-degree day (according to weather.com) when he hauled in a 45-yard bomb from quarterback John Beck in an early 11-on-11 portion. Figurs used his 4.3 speed to race down the sideline past cornerback Evan Oglesby and look the ball into his outstretched hands.

And later, he got into a scuffle with cornerback Frank Walker.

On a routine pass play near the sideline, Walker tackled Figurs to the ground even though the players were only wearing shells and shorts. When FIgurs got up, he slapped at Walker’s helmet, and the two tangled with each other.

Walker eventually grabbed Figurs and shoved him to the turf again. Figurs jumped up and the duo traded some swings before teammates intervened.

“We’re all competing, all competing to be on this field,” Walker said. “Everybody really wants to be a Raven, so it’s almost by any means necessary.

“We don’t throw any punches or anything. It’s just a little frustration. You just want to tussle a little bit. But we leave that on the field. We shook hands after that, and it’s all good.”

Walker said that both players are friends off the field.

Perhaps this was a sign that the Ravens are ready to see another color besides purple and black this Thursday, when the Washington Redskins come to M&T Bank Stadium.

“We’ve been competing against each other for almost two weeks now,” Walker explained. “Every day we come out here and play Raven football, and Raven football is tough on each other every day.”

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