Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury while attempting to comply with the NFL’s controversial new tackling rules, it was confirmed Monday.
The 33-year-old twisted his knee as he attempted to try to avoid placing the full weight of his body on Carr following the sack.
“He was trying to not put body weight on the quarterback,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said.
Matthews was penalised for the same violation on Sunday after tackling Washington quarterback Alex Smith “with all or most of the defender’s weight,” the NFL said.
“I even went up to Alex Smith after the game, asked him, ‘What do you think?