Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson said earlier this week that quarterbacks should be fined for flopping in an effort to draw flags for late hits.
That change doesn’t seem like one we’ll be seeing anytime soon and it might not have helped Vickerson avoid league discipline this week anyway. PFT has confirmed with the league that Vickerson has been fined $7,875 for hitting Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III late in last Sunday’s Denver victory, but there wasn’t much flopping by Griffin as Vickerson made this one a no-doubter.
Vickerson wasn’t the only Bronco to hear from the league this week. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard owes $15,750 for striking Kirk Cousins, who came in after Griffin tweaked his knee in the fourth quarter, with a helmet-to-helmet shot.
Defensive end Malik Jackson is also writing a check. He’s been fined $7,875 for a late hit on wide receiver Pierre Garçon, making it an expensive weekend for the Broncos defense as a whole.