CHICAGO—The punches Redskins tight end Jordan Reed threw during the game with the Panthers on Monday night didn’t do any damage to their intended target. The only thing hurt was Reed’s bank account.
According to a league source, Reed was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness for taking a couple of swings at Panthers’ safety Kurt Coleman late in the third quarter. He also was ejected from the game.
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Reed went into the game with an injured shoulder and the Panthers tried to make it worse by banging on it during the game. After one play he apparently had enough and he took a couple of swings in the general direction of Panthers safety Kurt Coleman. One appeared to land on Coleman’s face mask but, of course, it had little effect.
More damaging than the fine or the ejection was the 15-yard penalty that Reed was hit with. That turned a second and goal at the 12 into a second and goal at the 27. The Redskins would have made it a one-score game with a touchdown in that situation. But they had to settle for a field goal to make it 23-12 and their last good chance to get back into the game was gone.
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