Giants' Nicks, Steelers' Taylor ejected from game after fight

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor were ejected in the opening minutes of their preseason game Saturday night for throwing punches.

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The ejections came on the fourth play of the game after D.J. Ware of the Giants had a 4-yard run to the Steelers' 49.

Nicks was blocking Taylor downfield when tempers flared and a number of punches were exchanged. At least three officials tossed flags.

Referee Scott Green called coincidental personal fouls and ejected both players.

Ware later left the game with a concussion, the Giants announced. Ware also suffered a concussion against the Denver Broncos last November.

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