Raiders Reportedly File Complaint with NFL Alleging Dirty Hits on Hunter Renfrow

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 15, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 13: Marlon Humphrey #44 of the Baltimore Ravens tackles Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Las Vegas Raiders in the third quarter at Allegiant Stadium on September 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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The Las Vegas Raiders were not happy with how the Baltimore Ravens roughed up wide receiver Hunter Renfrow during Monday's game and let the league know about it.

According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders filed an official complaint with the NFL about what they saw as dirty hits. They compiled a video of multiple plays that showed Baltimore hitting Renfrow after the play and away from the ball.

Tafur shared a video of one play in particular in which cornerback Marlon Humphrey shoved Renfrow to the ground well away from where Derek Carr passed the ball and said it "is a big reason [the] Raiders are so upset."

Humphrey apologized for the hit and said he believed Carr was out of the pocket, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.

Renfrow finished with six catches for 70 yards, and his team got the final laugh with a 33-27 victory that came after a memorable ending.

Daniel Carlson drilled a 55-yard field goal to force overtime, and it appeared as if the Raiders won in the extra period when Carr found Bryan Edwards on a deep ball. But he was ruled down at the 1-yard line upon review, and Las Vegas committed a false start penalty before losing the ball entirely when Carr threw an interception.

However, Lamar Jackson then lost a fumble, and Las Vegas won on a 31-yard pass from Carr to Zay Jones for a touchdown.

After clear-cut top target Darren Waller at tight end, you could make a case that Renfrow is the Raiders' most important option in the passing game. He will look for another strong outing in Week 2 on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers.