Who said there is such a thing as mindless football? The Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints are out of contention for the playoffs, but they’re playing with pride in Week 18. Emotions spilled out at the beginning of the third quarter, which led to two exceptions.
After Saints defenseman Marcus Davenport rolled up to Panthers running back D’Ont Foreman, they exchanged words. Davenport then moved on, slapping Foreman, who landed the punch. Both players were then sent off.
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The 2022 season is over for both Foreman and Davenport, and both could play for new teams in 2023. Foreman signed a one-year contract with the Carolinas after spending the 2021 season with the Tennessee Titans, while Davenport had just ended his rookie contract. with the Saints.
Foreman spent a career year with the Carolinas, rushing for 846 yards and five touchdowns in that game. Davenport has recorded just half a sack in 14 games this week, but the former No. 14 overall will be a player many teams in the free agent market are interested in. Given the Saints’ cap issues, it’s entirely possible that his last snap for the Saints resulted in an ejection.