NFL fines Michael Bennett, Adrian Amos for unnecessary roughness

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Michael Bennett and Adrian Amos both picked up costly penalties in the Eagles’ win over the Bears last weekend, and they picked up costly fines as well.

Bennett was fined $10,026 and Amos was fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness, the NFL confirmed today.

The penalty on Bennett was a big one for the Eagles, coming on a third down and extending a Bears scoring drive. The Amos penalty also came on a third down and helped the Eagles extend a scoring drive.

The NFL’s decision to fine Amos more than Bennett was likely due to the nature of the fouls: Bennett’s came while pushing and shoving with Kyle Long after a play, while Amos’s was a hit on a defenseless receiver, the kind of play that the NFL is particularly concerned about cracking down on.