The NFL suspended New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for one game after his deliberate personal-foul confrontations against Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.

NFL official spokesperson Michael Signora announced the suspension on Monday after Beckham had three personal fouls called against him during the Giants’ 38-35 loss to the Panthers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The suspension is for “multiple violations of safety-related playing rules.”

Beckham would miss this Sunday night’s game at the Minnesota Vikings. He is expected to appeal. Beckham has 91 catches for 1,396 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

The competitive banter between Beckham and Norman escalated to the point of multiple physical confrontations.

Beckham delivered what appeared to be a deliberate shot to the helmet of Norman after the play was over in one incident and they repeatedly were shoving and wrestling with each other.

On one drive, Beckham was flagged twice for unnecessary roughness and Norman also drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.

“I hope the league office gets a chance to review the film and see what they can do, because players like that don’t deserve to be in the game,” Norman said after the game. “I mean, it’s ridiculous.”

NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks ruled that Beckham’s actions placed his opponents at unnecessary risk of injury and should have been avoided.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension may be appealed within three business days. Appeals are heard and decided by either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash. The two former NFL players are the officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFL Players Association to decide appeals of on-field player discipline.

After the game, Beckham said he regretted his three penalties.

“You never want to hurt your team like that, and I have learned throughout my life, always, second man gets caught,” Beckham said Sunday. “It is just unfortunate.”

Giants coach Tom Coughlin admitted that Beckham lost his composure and he considered taking him out in the third quarter to avoid any harm when the Giants were trailing by as much as 35-7.

The Giants then mounted a 28-point comeback, including a game-tying touchdown reception by Beckham, before losing on a last-second field goal by Graham Gano.

“I’ll talk to him about it,” said Coughlin, declining to go into details. “Whatever we have to discuss, we will discuss in private.”

During the suspension, Beckham will not be permitted to attend team meetings and functions; attend or watch practices; appear at the club’s facilities for any reason; attend press conferences; appear at the team’s December 27 game; or have contact with any club personnel except to arrange off-site medical treatment or rehabilitation.

Beckham will be reinstated on Dec. 28.

Patriots expected to sign Jackson

The New England Patriots are expected to sign free agent running back Steven Jackson, according to multiple reports Monday.

The Patriots have been hit hard by injuries at running back this season, with the latest casualty being LeGarrette Blount a week ago after he suffered a hip injury in Week 14 that ended his season. Blount was the team’s leading rusher with 703 yards and six touchdowns. Blount and running back Dion Lewis are on season-ending injured reserve.

Jackson, 32, worked out with the Patriots last week. He has not played in the NFL since being released by the Atlanta Falcons in February.

Jackson is a veteran of nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams and two with the Falcons. He has 11,388 career rushing yards.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Jackson played for Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels when McDaniels held the same role with the Rams in 2011.

Jackson had eight straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the Rams from 2005-12. He rushed for 707 yards for the Falcons last season.