Rhodes, Porter clash in pregame

Updated: November 1, 2009, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets safety Kerry Rhodes and a few Miami Dolphins players got into a shoving match on the field about a half-hour before the teams' game.

With both teams warming up on the field Sunday, Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter appeared to say something that Rhodes took exception to. Rhodes, near the Jets' sideline on the Dolphins' end of the field, went over to Porter and shoved him. Porter shoved back as other players got involved, including Jason Taylor, and Rhodes then took a swipe at Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake before the players were separated.

The incident is the latest in a heated rivalry that was reignited in the offseason when Jets coach Rex Ryan and Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder had a playful war of words.


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