Julian Edelman's physical play, deemed unnecessary by officials, has cost him more than a few bucks.
The NFL fined Edelman a total of $63,504 for three separate plays in Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills, all for unnecessary roughness, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The three individual fines of $10,026, $26,739 and $26,739 make up the total.
Oddly enough, Edelman was also fined $26,739 in November for an unnecessary roughness penalty incurred in New England's first meeting with Buffalo.
Other fines from Week 16:
- Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was fined $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct for a gesture he made near the sideline in Cleveland's win over Cincinnati, Pelissero reported.
- Bears receivers Anthony Miller and Josh Bellamy, and 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman were each fined $10,026 for unnecessary roughness, which led to each of their ejections following a sideline altercation. San Francisco safety Marcell Harris was also fined $10,026 for his hit on Mitchell Trubisky, which sparked the incident, Rapoport reported.
- Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith was fined $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct drawn by taunting while scoring a touchdown, Pelissero reported.