Broncos S Kareem Jackson ejected for violent helmet-to-helmet hit that concussed Logan Thomas

Kareem Jackson was ejected Sunday after a helmet-to-helmet hit. (File photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

A week after drawing a fine for a hit that concussed Jakobi Meyers, Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas.

With 1:47 remaining in the first half Sunday, Commanders quarterback Sam Howell looked to Thomas in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 4-yard line. Jackson launched himself head-first at Thomas as the ball arrived and hit him in the facemask with the crown of his helmet. Thomas held on to the ball for a touchdown but remained on his back for several moments after the hit.

Thomas' teammates confronted Jackson before officials broke up the scuffle and quickly ejected Jackson for the hit. Thomas eventually left the field on his own, and the Commanders announced that he was being evaluated for a concussion before ruling him out. The Commanders cut their deficit to 21-11 with the touchdown and subsequent two-point conversion.

Jackson will reportedly not face a suspension for his hit on Thomas in Week 2, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

He could still face a fine from the league.

The NFL fined Jackson $14,819 on Saturday for his Week 1 hit on Meyers against the Las Vegas Raiders. Jackson lowered his head and made direct contact with Meyers after Meyers made a catch, leaving the Raiders receiver concussed.

“Obviously, we don’t play this game to hurt guys," Jackson told reporters of his hit on Meyers. "It’s a tough sport we play. ... Unfortunately, stuff like that happens. Definitely sending my thoughts and prayers to him.”

Meyers remained sidelined in Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills after being ruled out due to the concussion. Jackson reportedly avoided a suspension after his second-straight week with a helmet-to-helmet hit. The NFL will now figure out how much Jackson will be fined for being a repeat offender.