Raiders complain to NFL over ‘dirty hits’ on Hunter Renfrow

The Las Vegas Raiders filed an official complaint with the league over “all the dirty hits” wide receiver Hunter Renfrow was on the wrong side of during their wild Monday night win over the Baltimore Ravens, according to The Athletic’s Vic Tafur.

The Raiders — who beat the Ravens 33-27 in overtime at Allegiant Stadium on Monday — reportedly sent the league a video compilation of multiple plays in which Renfrow was hit either after the play or well away from the ball.

One play that surfaced on Twitter showed a perfect example of what the Raiders are complaining about, too. In the clip, Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey drilled Renfrow and sent him to the ground on the complete opposite side of the field where the ball was. Renfrow wasn’t targeted or anywhere near the action, yet Humphrey still laid him out without any penalty.


Humphrey said Wednesday that he apologized to Renfrow for that play, and said he thought that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was out of the pocket when he hit him.

“I did hit Hunter Renfrow a little after the play,” Humphrey 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.”

Renfrow finished with six catches for 70 yards in Monday’s win. The 25-year-old finished with a career-high 656 yards and two touchdowns last season, his second in the league, on 56 receptions.


“It will be interesting to see what comes of [the complaint],” Carr said, . “It doesn’t bother [Renfrow] at all, he just doesn’t care.”

Renfrow wasn’t complaining about the hits on Wednesday, either.

“I didn’t notice anything different from any other game,” he said, .

Hunter Renfrow, seen here being tackled by Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey, finished with six receptions for 70 yards in Monday night’s overtime win over Baltimore. (Chris Unger/Getty Images)