As Reiss also pointed out, ejections from Pats practice aren't as unusual as they are with some other teams. That's thanks to Bill Belichick's strict no-fighting rule--even players engaging in 10-15 second tussles, like Edelman and Gilmore today, are kicked out. Just last year, for example, Gilmore's partner Malcolm Butler was tossed for shoving then-Chicago Bear Alshon Jeffrey.
While fights are dangerous and divisive, they do signal one good thing: loads of competitive spirit. Hopefully Gilmore and Edelman can put the skirmish behind them and use that spirit to help the Patriots repeat as Super Bowl Champions.