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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis comments on fighting at joint practices

"Whether it being talking and so forth, all of the nonsense and horseplay, we don't need that. We're here to have two good days of work and football," said Marvin Lewis.

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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis predictably hopes that when the Bengals and Giants conduct joint practices this Tuesday and Wednesday, they aren't plagued with constant stoppages due to fighting, similar to the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins on Saturday.

"What we both have agreed on is that we want to get things done without any of the extracurricular," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis via ESPN. "Whether it being talking and so forth, all of the nonsense and horseplay, we don't need that. We're here to have two good days of work and football."

Joint practices allow for players to compete against opposing teams, where the intensity and the unfamiliarity, is increased. Coaches appreciate them because it allows their players to see something different from playing against their own teammates during training camp.

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters on Sunday that he and Lewis have already spoken and that he "won't tolerate" any fights.

Both joint practices between the Bengals and Giants will take place on the team's west practice field, starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 11 and Wednesday Aug. 12, leading to their preseason opener at Paul Brown Stadium on Friday night.