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Eagles' Jenkins fined $15K for helmet-to-helmet hit on Ryan

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins was hit with a $15,000 fine by the NFL on Thursday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan in Week 2.


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Jenkins confirmed the fine to the Philadelphia Inquirer and also expressed dismay at the dollar amount levied by the league.

"You can punch somebody and only get fined $10,000," Jenkins told the newspaper. "You do an honest mistake, it's not like I launched at him."

Green Bay Packers cornerbacker Charles Woodons, an ex-teammate of Jenkins', was fined $10,000 for punching New Orleans Saints tight end David Thomas during the Packers' season-opening win Sept. 8.

Jenkins did not indicate whether or not he planned to appeal the fine.

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