The Chicago Bears are doing their shuffle again. Oh wait, that was scuffle. Tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive end LaMarr Houston got into a pushing match during OTAs on Tuesday. The fight was broken up quickly with the help of guard Kyle Long holding Houston back.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Bennett declined to speak to reporters after practice, but he later sounded off on Twitter: “I go hard every (expletive) day. No doubt about that. Not a single ounce of (expletive) in me.”
Bennett slammed his helmet down and continued yelling after Houston was held back by Long. Houston, however, seemed to get over it a bit quicker than Bennett.
“We’re just competitive guys. We like to compete. We compete to win. So competitive. Were passionate, so sometimes things get a little heated out there. That’s football. We just got back to play and keep working. It’s nothing personal. You know, [Bennett] is a good guy. He’s a good friend of mine. I’m gonna go joke with him after this. You know, everything’s all good,” Houston said to ESPN reporters afterwards.
Bennett is in his second season with the Bears, but Houston is the newbie around camp, signing with the Bears this offseason on a five-year deal worth $35 million. Houston had 16.5 sacks in his four season with the Raiders. Both players will be essential contributors in their respective position groups, and they will have to get along if they want to do a Super Bowl Shuffle instead of the less winning OTA scuffle.