The NFL decides to fine rookie New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams for his actions in week 2 of the preseason, from NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.
Williams will fined $21,056 for his late hit with Falcons quarterback Matt Schaub in the second quarter of the Jets-Falcons game on Aug. 15. The play occurred on Schaub’s first snap of the game after coming in for starter Matt Ryan.
Williams was not flagged for the hit and, according to Pelissero, he hopes to appeal the decision.
Other news monitoring around the league:
- Pelissero also reported Browns safety J.T. Hassell was charged $28,075 for unnecessary roughness during Browns-Colts game on August 17.
Hassell’s offense was when he lowered his helmet to level with Colts running back Nyheim Hines during a punt return with less than 30 seconds left in the third quarter. Hines was hurt in the play and Hassell was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, which was declined.
2. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the latest on New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon, who is continues to work his way back into the NFL after being reinstated earlier this month.
Meanwhile, as was clear when he practiced, #Patriots WR Josh Gordon passed his physical and is off NFI.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2019
3. The Arizona Cardinals put defensive back Josh Shaw and rookie receiver Hakeeem Butler on the injured reserve. This is Butler’s second trip to IR and, as a result, he is ineligible to return. The Cardinals also plan to release linebackers Andre Branch, Jeff Holland and Hayes Pullard.