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Some players upset that cut block still is legal move in NFL

The NFL has cut down on low blocks, even adding a safety rule against peel-back blocks inside the tackle box this year. However, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review looked at how cut blocks again have been a safety issue this season. Brett Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers and other players are speaking out because the league's coaches don't want to make them illegal.

The Steelers are especially bothered by a cut block on center Maurkice Pouncey, who tore his ACL and MCL when he was cut blocked in the season opener. The fact they are still legal bothers NFL Media analyst Shaun O'Hara, a retired NFL center.

The latest victim of a cut block appears to be San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ian Williams, who suffered a broken ankle on a cut block Sunday night, and teammate Patrick Willis said he was not happy about it, according to CSN Bay Area.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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