Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins drew a penalty flag for a hit on Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson on Thursday night, and afterward Jenkins said the penalty was for doing nothing more than his job.
Jenkins, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness, said the official told him the flag was thrown because Jenkins didn’t have to hit Patterson. Jenkins said his job is to hit Patterson.
“The explanation I got for the flag was that I didn’t have to hit him, which is kind of opposite of what my job description is. So I don’t understand that,” Jenkins said.
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