By Tim Weaver
Atlanta Falcons star defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is nursing a sprained ankle that kept him out of last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jarrett did get some good news recently, though.
According to a report by Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Jarrett’s fine for hitting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in the season opener has been rescinded.
Jarrett told ESPN at the time he thought that he made a form tackle.
“I feel like not intentionally hitting him in the head is fair,” Jarrett said. “Form tackle — like I asked when the refs came to speak to us — I don’t think that’s fair to call roughing.”
The NFL’s crackdown on defenders who land with all or most of their body weight on the quarterback has been ridiculed across the league. This probably won’t be the last fine for such a penalty that is going to get called back after further review.
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