Texans’ Marcus Gilchrist fined for hit on Travis Kelce

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Texans safety Marcus Gilchrist knocked Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce out of Sundays game, and now Gilchrist has been fined.

The NFL fined Gilchrist $24,309 for the hit.

Gilchrist told reporters in Houston that he plans to appeal and has never been fined before in his career.

Kelce, the Chiefs leading receiver, was removed from the game and placed in the concussion protocol after the hit, but he has practiced this week and is expected to play on Sunday.

17 responses to “Texans’ Marcus Gilchrist fined for hit on Travis Kelce

  1. This is absurd. The defender’s helmet is behind Kelce. He sets up for a clean hit. The only reason there’s contact is due to Kelce’s head moving backwards into the defender.

  2. mmack66 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 4:53 pm
    What is he going to appeal?
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    That Kelce is a tool bag and as such doesn’t meet the definition of player?

  3. @texasfan82

    $24,309 is the minimum amount for first offense of spearing, impermissible use of helmet, hit on defenseless player, and blindside block. operations.nfl.com, the Fines & Appeals page.

    Now what doesn’t make sense is the second offense for these violations is $48,620. Not double, but double + $2. All the fines are like this, uneven dollar amount and second offense is usually double + $1 or $2.

  4. raiderej says:

    October 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Soon to be called the MFL: the Marshmallow Football League!
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    I agree, the Faiders are indeed soft this year.

  5. mmack66 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 4:53 pm
    What is he going to appeal?
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    That Kelce is a tool bag and as such doesn’t meet the definition of player?

    MMack66, I bet you would take Kelce playing tight end for your squad. Jealous Much.

  6. I don’t want to see anyone het hurt. Ever! But, Kelce runs his mouth after every play, good play or not. If they want to protect him,hit him with a taunting penalty until he shuts up. They should also penalize him for pretending he’s an elite TE. He isn’t!

  7. If you don’t think Kelce’s an elite tight end, doesn’t elite mean top2-3/pro bowler, then you’ve missed him the last few years.

    Now, he is a tool and talks too much, but he’s arguably the best TE in football, and with all of Gronks injuries, it’s not even close.

  8. The Chiefs players have become targets for some opposing teams. They need to stick together. When someone tries to take your guys out everybody needs to rally and step up as a team.

    They’ll be coming after Smith, Hill, Hunt and the other starters as well.

  9. Regardless being a KC fan since 1963, say Kelce the Klown ranks biggest embarrassment in Chiefs history.

    Not merely due his lack self-control – vulgar gesture afield simulating sex act, penalties received for shoving opposition players, throwing towel at an official – no, krybaby kelce complains to those very same officials when he feels slighted afield. Coupled with spastic juvenile gyrations his & the fact he drops passes with regularity, can’t block to save his life and also led all NFL TE’s in fumbles 2/3 years ago, he is a far bigger detriment than anything he brings afield otherwise.

    kelce the klown is the epitome of what is wrong with the modern day pro football player as game, and the day he leaves the Chiefs cannot come too soon for this KC fan.

  10. kcflake says:
    October 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    MMack66, I bet you would take Kelce playing tight end for your squad. Jealous Much.
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    He does play for my “squad”, bozo. Quote the right person next time.

  11. kcflake says:
    October 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm
    Texans were playing dirty. late Hitting Kelce after every play. Refs did Nothing about it.
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    One thing about chiefs’ fans – they have plenty of experience making excuses for losing.

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