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Derek Barnett fined for hit on Jamaal Williams in Eagles vs. Packers

Everyone knew this was coming.

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The NFL fined Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett $28,075 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Jamaal Williams during Philadelphia’s Week 4 win over the Green Bay Packers. Here’s a replay:

Williams suffered a concussion (duh) from Barnett’s hit and had to be stretchered off the field prior to being hospitalized. Williams is still in the league’s mandatory concussion protocol and thus has not been cleared to play against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend.

Barnett’s fine is clearly warranted. He’s fortunate that the NFL didn’t go as far to make an example out of him with a suspension. Barnett needs to play smarter moving forward.

Barnett wasn’t the only player to get fined in this game. ESPN’s Rob Rob Demovsky has more details:

Kenny Clark: $21,056 for hit [on] Carson Wentz.

Rudy Ford: $28,075 for unpenalized helmet hit on punt returner Darrius Shepherd.

Rodney McLeod: $10,527 for facemask on Davante Adams.

Zach Ertz was also fined but he reportedly plans to appeal.

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