This year, the NFL has begun announcing the fines imposed on players for on-field rules infractions. We’ll be posting separate items on fines of significance.
We’ll also be listing all of the fines here, by team, player, announced violation, and amount.
All fines are subject to appeal. It’s not known whether the NFL will update the weekly disclosure of imposed fines with information as to the outcome of the appeals.
Here are the Week 3 fines, covering 20 teams, 34 players, and 1.35 percent of all plays:
Falcons, Kaden Ellis, unnecessary roughness, $16,391.
Falcons, Keith Smith, unnecessary roughness, $87,418.
Bears, Jaquan Brisker, unnecessary roughness, $9,287.
Bears, Tyrique Stevenson, unnecessary roughness, $6,515.
Bengals, Cam Taylor-Britt, unnecessary roughness, $7,516.
Cowboys, Chuma Edoga, unnecessary roughness, $6,847.
Cowboys, Jonathan Hankins, unnecessary roughness, $7,319.
Broncos, Kareem Jackson, unnecessary roughness, $11,473.
Broncos, Drew Sanders, unnecessary roughness, $5,793.
Broncos, Patrick Surtain, unnecessary roughness, $11,473.
Lions, Alex Anzalone, unnecessary roughness, $13,922.
Lions, Brian Branch, unnecessary roughness, $8,103.
Lions, Brian Branch (second fine), unnecessary roughness, $8,103.
Packers, Rasul Douglas, unnecessary roughness, $11,473.
Packers, Ben Sims, unnecessary roughness, $4,167.
Texans, Jonathan Greenard, unnecessary roughness, $7,604.
Colts, Kwity Paye, unnecessary roughness, $10,927.
Chargers, Raheem Layne, unnecessary roughness, $4,870.
Chargers, Maxx Crosby, unnecessary roughness, $10.927.
Dolphins, Raheem Mostert, unnecessary roughness, $10,927.
Vikings, Harrison Smith, unnecessary roughness, $21,855.
Patriots, Jabrill Peppers, unnecessary roughness, $43,709.
Patriots, JuJu Smith-Schuster, unnecessary roughness, $16,391.
Saints, Tony Jones, unnecessary roughness, $5,222.
Giants, A’Shawn Robinson, unnecessary roughness, $11,473.
Giants, Jihad Ward, unnecessary roughness, $8,139.
Giants, Leonard Williams, a hit on a quarterback, $16,391.
Steelers, Kwon Alexander, unnecessary roughness, $43,709.
Steelers, Miles Killebrew, unnecessary roughness, $13,792.
49ers, Trent Williams, unnecessary roughness, $11,473.
Seahawks, Julian Love, unnecessary roughness, $21,833.
Seahawks, DK Metcalf, unnecessary roughness, $16,391.
Seahawks, Teez Tabor, unnecessary roughness, $6,000.
Titans, Arden Key, a hit on a quarterback, $43,710.
Broncos safety Kareem Jackson got another fine letter from the NFL this week.
The league announced that Jackson was fined $11,473 for unnecessary roughness as a result of a play in last Sunday’s 70-20 loss to the Dolphins. Jackson’s fine was for a low block.
Jackson was previously fined for hits to the head on Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers and Commanders tight end Logan Thomas in the first two weeks of the season. He was fined $19,669 and $14,819 for those infractions.
Two other Broncos were also fined for unnecessary roughness. Linebacker Drew Sanders was fined $5,793 and cornerback Pat Surtain II was fined $11,473.
Veteran receiver Robbie Chosen made the most of his chance last Sunday.
He had only one catch against the Broncos, but it went for 68 yards and a touchdown. On Saturday, the Dolphins rewarded Chosen with a spot on the 53-man roster.
But it was much more than one big play that resulted in the Dolphins putting him on the full roster.
“Last week gave him an unbelievable opportunity,” coach Mike McDaniel told reporters on Friday regarding Chosen. “We had specifically Jaylen [Waddle] down, and he had been training within the offense so well. . . . The speed is something that you have to account for and makes it a little more difficult for defenses to just hone-in on Tyreek [Hill], especially when Jaylen’s not out there.
“Having said that, the reason why he’s on the team, and the reason why he was able to make the play — the big play that he made, but then a ton of plays actually in the run game that he made during the week — is because how he’s taken all of this football acumen, all of his playmaking ability, and he’s really immersed himself within the offense. He is able to execute tasks that seem menial, that are huge, that allows you to be on the field to make plays. I think last week, he had the opportunity. We started rotating him at the beginning of the game and he gave us a reason not to take him out. So then he got a lot of burn. That will always be the case. You’re playing well, and you get to stay in there. I would say it’s playmaking ability is very intriguing to us and one of the reasons why he’s here. But it’s his immersion into the offense that allows him to actually do something with it on Sundays.”
The Dolphins also signed linebacker Cameron Goode to the active roster from the practice squad. Additionally, linebacker Chase Winovich was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s road game at Buffalo.
Kyle Van Noy must have made a good impression in Baltimore this week at practice.
Four days after joining the Ravens’ practice squad, Van Noy has received a spot on the team’s 53-man roster, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.
He was a second-round pick of the Lions in 2014. Close to the 2016 trade deadline, the Lions sent Van Noy and a seventh-round pick to the Patriots for a sixth-round pick.
Van Noy stayed in New England through 2019. He played for the Dolphins in 2020, the Patriots again in 2021, and the Chargers in 2022.
The Ravens visit the Browns on Sunday, with both teams having 2-1 records.
Nothing matters more to the Dolphins this season than keeping Tua Tagovailoa healthy. Tagovailoa is currently the leading Most Valuable Player candidate, but the Dolphins know all too well that a concussion — or, like last year, multiple concussions — could derail his season and the team’s season.
Which makes it very good news that Tagovailoa is avoiding sacks like never before.
Through three games this season, Tagovailoa has thrown 101 passes and only been sacked once. That rate of getting sacked on 0.98 percent of his dropbacks is a huge improvement from his career average, which was a sack on 5.36 percent of his dropbacks.
It’s also a historic start to a season — with one sack on 101 passes, Tagovailoa is getting sacked at precisely the same rate as another Dolphins quarterback, Dan Marino, in 1988. That year Marino took six sacks and threw 606 passes, and that season is regarded by many as the single best season ever for any quarterback at avoiding the pass rush. Marino was acclaimed for his quick release and ability to read defenses and make them pay for blitzing him, and Tagovailoa is doing the same thing this year.
Tagovailoa took jiu-jitsu lessons during the offseason to learn how to fall properly, with the hopes that when he gets taken down, he’ll be able to avoid his helmet hitting the ground. But even better than getting taken down properly is not getting taken down at all. And through three games this season, Tagovailoa is doing a remarkable job of avoiding sacks.