Texas Rookie Gets Kicked Out Of Joint Practice For Hitting Packers Players Too Hard; Scrum Breaks Out

Houston Texans rookie CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. decided to lay the pipe on some Green Bay Packers players during their joint practice, you know, thinking in the NFL it would get you some love from coaches. It did the opposite, he got kicked out.

While at first it seemed as if this was the softest news we’ve ever gotten from the NFL, it turns out to be kind of a dirty move. The Packers were hosting the Texans for a NON-TACKLING joint practice. Meanwhile, Lonnie Johnson was trying to knock people out. Oh, what makes it worse? He was proud and posting about it on social media (see below).

Source (USA Today) – Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien kicked his rookie cornerback off the joint-practice field Monday for being too physical after the second-round pick issued a pair of big hits during what was supposed to be a non-tackling session. 

Johnson first laid the boom on Packers rookie tight end Jace Sternberger, whose helmet flew off. He had to be evaluated for a concussion but returned to the field. 

Receiver Trevor Davis wasn’t so lucky. Johnson sent him to the ground on a kickoff return, and that prompted O’Brien to send the University of Kentucky product to the locker room for an early shower after what O’Brien deemed “not a big deal.”

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Looks like Lonnie Johnson doesn’t really care what the rules are, or that this was suppose to be non-contact as he is knocking people out.

Written by Sami Jarjour

The Co-Founder of Sports ON Tap & Host of "Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour" Podcast & Co-Host of "Pod That: Two Brothers Talkin' Sports"

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