Yannick Ngakoue fined for roughing Deshaun Watson

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Four days before he made his first NFL start, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson made his first regular-season appearance. He took four sacks in the process.

But he also drew a roughing penalty on Jaguars pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the NFL has fined Ngakoue $24,309 for the infraction.

As always, the oddly-specific fine amount is a product of precise negotiation by the NFL and NFL Players Association as to the fine totals for a variety of violations.

The Jaguars racked up six sacks of the Houston quarterbacks in the regular-season opener. The next test for what possibly will be a suddenly souped-up defense comes at home on Sunday, against the Titans.

7 responses to “Yannick Ngakoue fined for roughing Deshaun Watson

  1. Umm, first it was 10 sacks, and second, those penalties, especially the first one were ridiculous and the only reason Watson has a TD pass to his name…

  2. Ten sacks. I didn’t see the penalty. I thought it was ridiculous. Maybe I missed something, but I don’t think a fine was necessary. Also that kept Houston’s lone scoring drive alive as it happened on third down. I didn’t think Watson played well at all.

  3. Anybody that saw the game knows the penalty was complete hogwash and this fine is even more hogwash. They didn’t like how My Jaguars destroyed them and they wanted to see the Texans and J J Watt and the whole hurricane relief have a victory … Guess what, I live in Texas and I’m all for coming together in such a bad situation for some people … But the Jaguars showed up and outplayed them and they deserve better than this dumb fine by the NFL. But I expect that, My team has never gotten any respect, Not even when they win. Go Jaguars !!!

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