The NFL is trying to clean things up. And that means ejecting players for ugly, dirty hits, much like the one we say on Saturday night during a preseason battle between the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos.
Early in the game, with the Broncos deep in the red zone, rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. took an end-around and was headed for the pylon at the edge of the goal line before being viciously taken down by fellow rookie Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson.
The tackle was so ugly, that it earned the Rams’ sixth-round pick an early shower, as he was ejected from the game.
Hodges-Tomlinson, who is the nephew of NFL Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson, is battling for a spot on the Rams’ roster at the moment. Many believe the Rams got a steal in the former TCU corner, as he’s coming off a senior year in college that saw him win the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back, along with First-Team All-American honors.
At the moment, he’s listed as a second-string corner on the Rams depth chart.
Denver went on to thump the Rams, 41-0. L.A. will want to forget this one quick, as they open up their 2023 campaign in Seattle two weeks from now.
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