Dupre leaves hospital; McCarthy says hits illegal

From ESPN - August 11, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy thought the hits that concussed two of his players and sent one of them, rookie receiver Malachi Dupre, to the hospital were illegal and has asked the NFL to review them.

Both Dupre and cornerback Damarious Randall remained in the concussion protocol on Friday, the Packers coach said. Dupre spent Thursday night in the hospital after he was taken off the field on a gurney following a hard hit by Philadelphia Eagles safety Tre Sullivan at the end of a 3-yard catch in the fourth quarter of the preseason opener at Lambeau Field.

Earlier, Randall got drilled from behind by Eagles receiver Bryce Treggs at the end of a 3-yard run by LeGarrette Blount.

Neither player was penalized during the game but could be subject to fines after the league reviews the film.

"They are definitely both plays we turned into the league," McCarthy said. "That's a process that you go through each and every game. So I am sure we will get an evaluation from the league on that with the emphasis [on player safety]. Obviously those two hits fit in that category.

"We all watch the same videos. There's emphasis each and every year about how can we make the league better. Obviously, player safety is at the forefront of that, and when you see things like those two hits last night, they are definitely of concern in the area of player safety.

You do not want to see your players ever get injured, specifically if it's not within the climate of what the league's looking for as far as the proper way to block or so forth."


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