Reid’s hit on Watson to be evaluated for potential fine
Eric Reid struck the helmet of Benjamin Watson on a leisurely hit in Thursday night’s preseason sport between the Carolina Panthers and Unusual England Patriots.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Friday morning that Reid’s hit would possibly perhaps well presumably be evaluated for a doubtless dazzling, no longer a suspension. Reid became once fined plenty of times closing season.
The hit came leisurely in basically the significant quarter after Watson caught a temporary straggle from Tom Brady and started to rumble upfield. The tight cessation became once tripped up and fell forward when Reid flew in from his safety attach and hit the vulnerable Watson within the helmet along with his shoulder.
Watson became once injured on the play and did now not return. Reid became once flagged 15 yards for needless roughness.
After the sport, the Panthers safety became once asked about the hit.
“I became once just appropriate making an are trying to assemble clear that that I stopped him sooner than he received to basically the significant down,” Reid urged The Athletic’s Joe Person. “I talked to Ron (Rivera). He urged me it became once leisurely. I will spy on the movie, (nevertheless) if Ron mentioned it became once leisurely I private him.”
The hit came after Reid and Watson had a Twitter spat this week referring to the Avid gamers Coalition.