PHILADELPHIA - The NFL is reviewing the hit that apparently knocked Carson Wentz out of Sunday’s NFC Wild Card matchup between the Eagles and Seattle Seahawks, according to a report.
NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports the NFL is reviewing the first quarter hit for a possible fine against Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Wentz was speared in the back of the head on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as he fell to the ground on a broken play.
Pelissero says the NFL is not looking to suspend Clowney and that the investigation may not even result in a fine. Clowney was not flagged on the play, which sideline Wentz for the rest of the game with a concussion.
NFL referee Shawn Smith told a pool reporter there was no flag because the contact was deemed “incidental.”
"He was a runner and he did not give himself up," Smith said.
Clowney said he delivered “just a small hit.”
“I don't intend to hurt anybody in this league, let me just put that out there,” he said. "I've been down the injury road; it's not fun. My intention was not to hurt him. I was just playing fast."
Wentz didn't address the legality of the hit on a Monday morning post on social media.
Last season, while Clowney was a member of the Houston Texans, he was fined more than $40,000 for a brutal hit on former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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