The Eagles’ top receiver through two games is taking a hit to his bank account, as the NFL has fined him for a block he laid in last Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
Eagles WR Nelson Agholor was fined $26,739 for a block on Bucs safety Chris Conte that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty in Sunday’s game.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 21, 2018
The player who Agholor hit, Chris Conte, ended up leaving the game with a knee injury.
The play in question happened in the first quarter of the game, on the drive where the Eagles had three penalties in four plays which stalled the offense’s progress and forced a punt.
This is a penalty?
— Tyler Steege (@TSteegeNFL) September 16, 2018
Looking back at the play, it initially looks like Agholor’s hit was clean. Conte’s head had whiplash when his body was hit from the side, which could be why a penalty flag was called in the first place.
At the end of the day, Agholor’s fine is even more outrageous, considering that Damontae Kazee was ejected for this hit on Cam Newton but yet only fined $10,026 for the hit.
No excuse for Damontae Kazee putting this late hit on a sliding Cam Newton. It’s reckless. Easy ejection for the officials. pic.twitter.com/ijBD3DiOsf
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) September 16, 2018