Patrick Queen, Ravens Not Fined for Hits on Hunter Renfrow After Raiders' Complaint

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 18, 2021

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen (6) during an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

The Las Vegas Raiders filed a complaint with the NFL for a number of hits on wide receiver Hunter Renfrow they deemed excessive after Monday night's matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, but NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that no fines were issued after the league reviewed the matter.

Linebacker Patrick Queen in particular was penalized for unnecessary roughness after hitting Renfrow in the second quarter, though he avoided a fine.

Per Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders "compiled video of several after-the-play and away-from-the ball hits" on Renfrow they sent to the league.

The 25-year-old Renfrow, at least publicly, didn't seem particularly bothered by any of the hits he took during the matchup:

Vic Tafur @VicTafur

Hunter Renfrow said, "I didn't notice anything different from any other game," when asked about Ravens' hits.<br>Not surprised. He is a tough dude. Tough dudes don't complain about hits.

But Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey told reporters he apologized to Renfrow for a hit in the game when he thought Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had escaped the pocket and become a potential runner. Humphrey hit Renfrow above the numbers and knocked him off his feet after the wide receiver had slowed his route away from the play.

"I did hit Hunter Renfrow a little after the play," he said. "I thought Derek Carr was out of the pocket. I apologized to him on the field. That was a play I wish I could take back."

The NFL rules dictate that a defender is "permitted to use his hands, arms, or body to push, pull or ward off an offensive receiver" if a quarterback "demonstrates no further intention to pass the ball" (h/t Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun).

Renfrow had a solid game versus Baltimore, catching six passes for 70 yards on nine targets.