FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the Philadelphia Eagles coming to town for joint practices with the New England Patriots on Tuesday and Wednesday, one subplot is the presence of Eagles cornerback Cary Williams.
Williams started a fight with Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson on the first day of joint practices last year that led to the ejection of both players. Then this year, Williams said he didn't like joint practices with the Patriots and called them cheaters.
On Monday, Williams prepared to head into "enemy territory."
So how have the Patriots responded?
Basically with indifference.
Asked Monday about Williams' actions and remarks, coach Bill Belichick said simply, "You should talk to him about it."
When the topic was brought up to guard Logan Mankins, one of the team's captains, he said he was unaware what Williams even said.
"I'm sure it wasn't the smartest thing in the world to say, so I'm not worried about it," he responded.