Chargers security Derwin James had his Monday night time finish early in opposition to the Colts when he was ejected for one of many largest hits of his profession.
James appeared to steer with the crown of his helmet as he hit Colts receiver Ashton Dulin, who was dominated to be defenseless as he tried to catch a go from Nick Foles within the second quarter.
Derwin James ejected after one of many largest hits in current reminiscence pic.twitter.com/TuyvNDAFaX
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Whereas it regarded as if James was aiming for Dulin’s shoulder and made contact with it first, main with the top in opposition to a defenseless participant usually results in an ejection. James was seen pointing to his shoulder as he walked off the sphere, as if to say he hit Dulin’s shoulder.
Dulin was later dominated out with a concussion. James additionally seemed to be shaken up on the play.
Colts’ WR Ashton Dulin is out with a concussion after that hit from Derwin James.
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James was making his return to motion Monday after lacking two video games with an damage. He had made his presence felt within the first quarter with a formidable interception of Foles.
.@DerwinJames goes as much as make the unbelievable interception 🔥
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Although he has a repute as a heavy hitter, this was James’ first NFL ejection.
The Chargers want to clinch their first playoff berth since 2018. They may want James within the coming weeks in the event that they need to solidify their positioning and make a run. It is unknown whether or not the NFL will additional self-discipline James.