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VIDEO: Bucs CB Carlton Davis Ejected for Helmet-to-Helmet Hit on Jared Cook

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Carlton Davis #33 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks with official Tony Steratore #112 during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Buccaneers won 20-14. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Less than one week after Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict's season-ending suspension for a violent helmet-to-helmet hit on the Colts' Jack Doyle, it seems not everyone in the NFL has gotten the memo that this is not something that defensive players ought to be doing.

With 5:05 left before halftime and the Saints on their own 15-yard line, Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw to Jared Cook. Immediately after Cook made the catch, Tampa Bay cornerback Carlton Davis lunged at Cook, leading with the crown of his helmet and jarring the ball from Cook's hands to force an incompletion. Davis was ejected for the hit, but luckily, Cook stayed in the game and even managed to score a touchdown on the drive that gave the Saints a 17-10 lead.

Judging by what happened with Burfict, Davis should expect a punishment.