Titans' Lewan ejected for contact with official

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan was ejected from Sunday’s game for making contact with an official.

The Titans were upset when Green Bay Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion jumped across the line and knocked quarterback Marcus Mariota on his back prior to the snap. In the ensuing scrum, Lewan swiped the hand of back judge Steve Freeman away from him, drawing the flag and the ejection.

Lewan has played very well for the Titans this season. On the Titans’ first play from scrimmage Sunday, he blocked a defensive lineman and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to help spring DeMarco Murray for a 75-yard touchdown run.

Lewan was replaced by Dennis Kelly, a tackle the Titans received in exchange for receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in a preseason trade.

During his gesticulations as he headed for the locker room, Lewan tossed one of his gloves over his shoulder into the crowd in disgust.

Lewan’s ejection is the 11th disqualification of a player from a game this season. There hasn’t been more than 13 players ejected in one season since at least 2001, the first year in which ESPN has collected data for its penalty database.

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