The NFL has suspended Houston Texans LB Denzel Perryman for violating rules intended for player safety, the league said on Tuesday.

Perryman’s latest infraction was a helmet-to-helmet hit to Bengals star WR Ja’Marr Chase in Sunday’s game. He received an unnecessary roughness penalty for the hit.

NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan sent a letter to Perryman that said, “you lowered your head and delivered a forcible blow to the shoulder and then the head/neck of the receiver” when the contact could have been avoided.

Runyan let Perryman know that this is the sixth violation of this type that he has committed during his career.

Photo courtesy of Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

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