Roundup: Moore, Wheeler fined $20K-plus

Updated: November 15, 2013, 6:16 PM ET news services

NEW YORK — Atlanta safety William Moore and Miami linebacker Philip Wheeler have been fined more than $20,000 apiece by the NFL for illegal hits during games last weekend.

Moore has been docked $22,050 for hitting Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate in the head and neck area, a blow that drew a penalty in the Falcons’ loss. It was the fourth time this season that Moore had been fined.

Wheeler was fined $21,000 on Friday for his hit in the head and neck area of Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon.

In other fines from Week 10:

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was fined $15,750 for throwing an opponent to the ground. Lions defensive end Willie Young was fined $15,750 for roughing the passer.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle.

Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness. He struck an opponent late who had declared himself down.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett also were fined for rough hits on quarterbacks, each docked $15,750.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Najee Goode was fined $10,000 for a hit to the helmet of Green Bay quarterback Scott Tolzien.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined $7,875 for grabbing the facemask of Carolina’s A.J. Klein while he was being sacked.

• Also docked $7,875 by the league were: Chicago’s Charles Tillman (facemask), Green Bay’s Mike Neal (facemask), Tampa Bay’s Eric Page (late hit) and New Orleans’ Kevin Reddick (late hit), St. Louis cornerback Trumaine Johnson (throat-slashing gesture).

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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