Dolphins reserve rookie linebacker Jelani Jenkins has been fined $15,750 for a roughing the passer penalty against Bills quarterback Thad Lewis, the NFL confirmed on Friday.
Jenkins hit Lewis on a blitz in Miami’s 23-21 loss to Buffalo on Sunday, striking Lewis enough force to knock Lewis’ helmet off his head. Jenkins’ foul was for hitting Lewis with his helmet.
On the play, Lewis managed to complete a 17-yard pass to wide receiver Stevie Johnson for a first down.
Jenkins notched a season-high three tackles against Buffalo, playing 31-of-67 snaps on defense.