A whip of the leg has come with a cost for Marcus Cannon.
The New England Patriots offensive lineman was slapped with a $15,750 league fine for unnecessary roughness in the team's 24-20 Monday night loss to the Carolina Panthers, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
Cannon was docked for his blatant leg whip of Charles Johnson, which left the Panthers defensive end in agony on the field with what doctors have labeled a sprained right MCL. Johnson won't play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the Panthers announced, stripping Carolina's fearsome defense of its leader in sacks.
Other fines, via Rapoport:
» Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness after committing an illegal blindside block on special teams Sunday during the team's 27-14 defeat to the Arizona Cardinals.
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