It was a rough Week 5 for quarterbacks being hit, but their pursuers felt the pain Friday as the NFL handed down some hefty fines.
San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Melvin Ingram's wallet is $15,750 lighter after the NFL docked him that amount for striking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the head and neck area during Sunday's game.
Perhaps even more damaging: Ingram's hit nullified a pick-six by Chargers linebacker Demorrio Williams, according to U-T San Diego. The Saints scored later that drive, trimming a 31-14 Chargers lead to 24-21. The Saints eventually won, 31-24.
Some other notable fines from Week 5 action:
» Packers linebacker Nick Perry was fined $15,750 for hitting Indianpolis Colts rookie Andrew Luck in the head and neck area in Green Bay's 30-27 loss.Colts defensive end Cory Redding was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness against Packers running back Cedric Benson.
» The NFL slapped Robert Quinn of the St. Louis Rams with a $15,750 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb. Other fines from that game went to Rams defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo ($7,875 for roughing the passer) and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald ($7,875 for grabbing Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins' facemask).
» Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin received a $21,000 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Michael Jenkins in the team's 30-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Titans defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks was docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness on a late hit against the Vikings.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.