Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett was criticized big-time for a cheap shot he laid on Packers running back Jamaal Williams during Thursday’s game, and he could be penalized by the league as a result.
It happened in the first half of the game, when Aaron Rodgers checked the ball down to Williams, who was coming out of the backfield. He was met by a number of Eagles defenders, and appeared to be stopped, when Barnett came flying in out of nowhere, leading with his helmet.
Williams was taken out of the game on a stretcher, and the team announced he had a neck injury, keeping him out for the rest of the contest.
Barnett can expect a fine from the league for that dirty hit.