Broncos safety Kareem Jackson disqualified for hit on Commanders tight end Logan Thomas in end zone

DENVER (AP) — Big-hitting Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was disqualified Sunday in the second quarter for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Washington tight end Logan Thomas in the end zone.

Thomas hauled in a 4-yard TD pass from Sam Howell before taking a blow from Jackson. Several Commanders took exception and confronted Jackson before being separated. The officials called Jackson for a personal foul after he launched himself at Thomas.

Thomas left the game and was being evaluated for a concussion.

Denver Broncos S Kareem Jackson (22) is confronted by Washington Commanders C Nick Gates (63) after he hit Commanders TE Logan Thomas in game Sept. 17. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

It’s the second straight week where Jackson has drawn a flag for a hit. Last weekend, Las Vegas Raiders receiver Jakobi Meyers left on the game’s final drive after taking a shot from Jackson that drew an unnecessary roughness call. Meyers was out this weekend with a concussion.

The Broncos are thin at secondary after losing Caden Sterns in the season-opening loss to the Raiders when he tore his left patellar tendon.

Delarrin Turner-Yell, a fifth-round pick in 2022 out of Oklahoma, took over for Jackson and joined Justin Simmons in the defensive backfield.

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