Chandler Jones fined $15,750 for roughing penalty


Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was fined $15,750 for a roughing the passer penalty against Jets quarterback Geno Smith in Week Two, the NFL confirmed to PFT on Friday.

Jones was penalized after hitting Smith around the neck area in the first quarter. Smith, who was sandwiched between Jones and Patriots defensive lineman Michael Buchanan, completed a 27-yard pass to Santonio Holmes on the play.

Jones sacked Smith twice in the Patriots’ victory.

Jones’ fine is one of numerous post-game penalties levied by the NFL in the wake of the season’s first Jets-Patriots matchup.