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Four Giants among players fined by league on Friday

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Ahmad Bradshaw's chop block in the end zone cost the Giants a safety in their 29-10 loss to the Titans last Sunday. Now that penalty also has cost Bradshaw a $2,500 fine.

Bradshaw's fine was one of six imposed by the NFL from the Titans-Giants game.

The NFL on Friday also levied fines of $5,000 each against Giants linemen David Diehl, Kareem McKenzie and Adam Koets. Diehl and McKenzie were penalized for unnecessary roughness and Koets was fined for a major facemask.

The league also has fined two Titans $5,000 each: cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who threw Giants wide receiver Steve Smith to the ground by his helmet, and Jason Babin, who was fined for a late hit with the crown of his helmet.

Other fines handed out around the NFL include:

» The Detroit Lions have fined safety Louis Delmas $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct that occurred during the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Delmas was punished for making an obscene gesture in the direction of a Vikings fan. The Detroit Free Press reported on Friday that Delmas said he hadn't heard anything from the league office regarding the incident.

» Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards was fined $5,000 for hitting Detroit quarterback Shaun Hill in the head area, and another $5,000 for unnecessary roughness when he shoved a Lions player.

» Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, league sources tell NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora. Johnson was fined for an inappropriate gesture -- pretending to shoot a shotgun -- after a touchdown in the Bills' 38-30 loss to the New England Patriots.

» La Canfora reports that Kansas City Chiefs DE Shaun Smith was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness -- specifically for striking an opponent in the groin area during a run play. It was the second such accusation leveled against Smith in as many weeks.

» Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness, La Canfora reports. Oher's fine stems from punching Browns defensive end Robaire Smith after Smith shoved Baltimore tight end Todd Heap following a whistle that had stopped play for a false start.

» La Canfora reports Ravens S Tom Zbikowski was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness. Zbikowski tackled Browns running back Peyton Hillis out of bounds at the end of a 48-yard run. The play drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness.

» Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $5,000 for grabbing Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler by the facemask on Monday night.

» Packers linebacker Frank Zombo was fined $7,500 for hitting Cutler in the head and neck area.

» Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was fined $7,500 for taunting after an interception of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

» Vikings offensive tackle Ryan Cook was fined $5,000 for an illegal clip against the Detroit Lions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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