Broncos await NFL review safety Kareem Jackson hit Vikings QB Josh Dobbs
NFL reviewing Broncos safety Kareem Jackson's hit on Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs, Sean Payton aware and talks with Jackson. Hit was controversial.
The NFL is currently reviewing a hit by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs during Sunday night's game for potential discipline, as reported by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Broncos head coach Sean Payton has acknowledged the report and has already spoken with Jackson, who returned to the field after serving a two-game suspension for unnecessary roughness penalties. Jackson has been fined four times this season for illegal hits, totaling $89,670.
During his first game back, Jackson delivered a hit on Dobbs, causing a fumble. Despite the hit, no flags were thrown on the play, and Dobbs was evaluated in the medical tent but returned to the game. Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell expressed his belief that Jackson should have been penalized for the hit.
This incident comes at a challenging time for the Broncos, as safety P.J. Locke is dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of the team's recent win. Payton mentioned that Locke is rehabbing but did not confirm whether he will play in the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.
In other NFL news, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announced that rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will start against the Broncos next Sunday. Thompson-Robinson recently made his second career start in Cleveland's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers after Deshaun Watson underwent season-ending surgery for a shoulder injury.