It’s Friday, and that means it’s our duty on PFT to let you know what players got FedEx packages from the league. Here goes:
1. Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, who should be headed towards an All Pro appearance, was fined $20,000 for roughing the passer. It was his fourth such penalty, thus the heavier fine. (All fine information from NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.)
2. Cardinals defensive lineman Alan Branch was fined $10,000 for roughing the passer. He “unnecessarily struck the quarterback in the head and neck area.” It was his second offense.
3. Lions defensive end Cliff Avril, who is quietly playing very well, was fined $15,000 for unnecessarily striking and opposing quarterback in the face area.
4. ESPN’s Mike Sando reports the league fined Panthers safety Charles Godfrey $7,500 for a horse collar tackle.