Officially, the fine was for striking a quarterback late. Woodley hit Brady from behind after the Patriots star tossed a fourth-quarter touchdown pass Sunday night.
Other players punished Friday included:
» Tennessee Titans offensive tackle David Stewart was docked $20,000 for an unnecessary-roughness penalty during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Stewart was flagged for unnecessarily hitting a Dolphins player away from the pile. The amount of the fine was larger because Stewart is a repeat offender.
» Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness during Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers. Grimm drew a 15-yard penalty on the play for "launching" into Panthers tight end Dante Rosario. The fine was for striking a defenseless receiver in the head and neck area.
Edwards lowered his helmet on Sheldon Brown, forcing the Cleveland Browns cornerback to leave the game with a neck and shoulder injury. Sanders' hit knocked Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward out of the game with a concussion.