Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry was flagged for unnecessary roughness on a block against Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams. The play came mid-way through the second quarter, with the Dolphins at the Bills’ 11-yard line, with Miami running the ball with a haldoff to Jay Ajayi. Landry came across the field and hit Williams up high.
Looking at the play, it looks like Landry was trying to make a block, but for some reason went really high, hitting Williams in the neck/head with his shoulder pad. It was rightfully called for a penalty.
Williams, who has had neck injuries in the past, had to leave the game with what is described as a “head and neck injury.”
Landry also has an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for “taunting” after he spun the ball following a first down.
The Dolphins trail the Bills 10-6 at halftime. The Bills will get the ball to start the second half after deferring the selection to start the game.
You can see a video of the hit here:
Here's a look at the hit on Aaron Williams. Awful. #Bills pic.twitter.com/AZcc7uw0x7— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) October 23, 2016