Two Indianapolis Colts players were kicked out of practice after getting involved in a scuffle.

Coach Chuck Pagano sent receiver Bug Howard and defensive back Dante’ Blackmon to the locker room about 20 minutes before practice was scheduled to end Friday. Both players are undrafted rookies.Andrew Luck Jersey

It wasn’t clear what caused the problem. Howard grabbed Blackmon’s face mask and the two went to the ground before teammates gathered around them. Pagano said he booted them because they would have been ejected if the same thing happened during a game.Peyton Manning Jersey

It’s the third shoving match the Colts have had this week. All three involved receivers and defensive backs.Chuck Pagano doesn’t need game tapes to find flaws in the Indianapolis Colts defense.Donte Moncrief Jersey

He got a firsthand glimpse from the sideline last week.

If they don’t find a solution Saturday at Pittsburgh, he could be watching it all over again.

“We didn’t do enough things positively to make up for the things that we didn’t do well,” defensive coordinator Ted Monachino said. “We had some really good individual efforts and some guys that performed at a high level,T.Y. Hilton Jersey but we’ve got to get more guys in that boat.”

Indy thought the solution might be a major offseason overhaul, which started with the shedding of some expensive,Vontae Davis Jersey aging players. Popular personalities and stalwart leaders weren’t spared, either.

The next phase was free agency, where new general manager Chris Ballard invested heavily on defense. He scooped up run stuffers such as Johnathan Hankins and Al Woods and potential edge rushers such as Jabaal Sheard and Barkevious Mingo.