Seahawks’ Quandre Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 20: N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Shaquill Griffin #26 and Quandre Diggs #37 of the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at CenturyLink Field on September 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.

Seattle safety Quandre Diggs was ejected late in the first quarter Sunday night for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New England’s N’Keal Harry.

On fourth-and-3 from the Seattle 30, New England quarterback Cam Newton connected with Harry on a slant route. The rookie was immediately hit by Diggs in a violent collision that snapped Harry’s head backward. Multiple flags were thrown and after a few minutes of deliberation, referee Craig Wrolstad announced Diggs had been ejected.

Marquise Blair moved from nickel cornerback to safety to fill Diggs’ role.

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