FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots large receiver Julian Edelman was fined for unnecessary roughness on three totally different performs within the staff’s 24-12 victory over the Buffalo Bills final Sunday — a uncommon trifecta that may value him $63,504.
One of many fines was a result of a first-quarter play by which he signaled for a good catch on a punt however as a substitute blocked security Siran Neal, who was the primary Bills participant down the sphere to cowl a punt. Edelman was penalized on the play.
New England Patriots tight finish Rob Gronkowski, who had acknowledged after Tremendous Bowl LII that he was weighing his soccer future, deflected questions on the subject.
Edelman had been fined $26,739 for a similar infraction within the Patriots’ win over the Bills on Oct. 29.
The opposite two fines from final Sunday have been for unlawful crack-back blocks.
The three fines on Sunday have been for $10,zero26, $26,739 and $26,739. Edelman has a base wage of $2 million, which suggests he earns $117,647 in every of the season’s 17 weeks, as well as to having per-game roster bonuses of $31,250.
So he’ll forfeit about 40 % of his paycheck for Week 16, pending a potential enchantment.
Additionally, the New York Jets — who end their season Sunday in New England — have been fined $121,925 for numerous violations in final week’s loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers, headlined by coach Todd Bowles being docked $25,000 for criticizing the officiating.
As well as to Bowles, defensive lineman Leonard Williams ($43,449, unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct), working again Trent Cannon ($26,737, unnecessary roughness), and cornerback Darryl Roberts ($26,739, unnecessary roughness) have been fined.
Info from ESPN’s Wealthy Cimini was used on this report.