Bengals’ Sam Hubbard Fined for Flagged Hit on Ben Roethlisberger


Ben Roethlisberger vs Bengals

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to go in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on November 15, 2020.

On Saturday Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette reported that Cincinnati Bengals defensive finish Sam Hubbard was fined $5,778 for his low hit to the fitting knee of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The hit—which occurred in the course of the second quarter of Pittsburgh’s 36-10 win over the Bengals—drew a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty.

As you’ll be able to see from the video clip under, the hit precipitated Roethlisberger’s proper leg to bend awkwardly, and after he fell to the turf he clutched at his proper knee. However he remained within the sport and the Steelers capped off the drive with an eight-yard landing go to broad receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins Fined for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

But the high-quality assessed in opposition to Hubbard appears decidedly modest, particularly when you think about that Bengals rookie broad receiver Tee Higgins was fined $9,291 (per Tom Pelissero of NFL Community) for dunking the ball over the crossbar after scoring on a two-yard go from Joe Burrow at 10:37 of the second quarter.

Higgins—Cincinnati’s second-round choose within the 2020 NFL Draft out of Clemson College—was not flagged on the play.

It’s additionally maybe price noting that Tampa Bay go rusher Jason Pierre-Paul was fined $15,000 for a success on Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater–a low hit that went unpenalized by officers on the sector. Alternatively, Bridgewater suffered an MCL sprain in his knee and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Detroit Lions, so maybe Bridgewater’s damage standing performed a job within the NFL’s determination.

Chiefs Go to with Stefen Wisniewski

In different information from Saturday, Subject Yates of ESPN stories that the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have had former Steelers offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski in for a go to. Wisniewski—who entered the NFL as a second-round draft choose of the Oakland Raiders within the 2011 Draft—began two common season video games and all of Kansas Metropolis’s postseason video games final 12 months en path to the membership’s Tremendous Bowl title.

The Steelers signed Wisniewski, 31, as a free agent throughout this previous offseason and he began the season opener at proper guard rather than an injured David DeCastro. However he suffered a pectoral damage throughout the sport, which landed him on injured reserve on September 18th. The Steelers activated him off IR on November 4th, solely to launch him simply days later.

Along with taking part in for the Raiders, Steelers and Chiefs, Wisniewski spent one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2015) and three years with the Philadelphia Eagles (2016-18), the place he made 20 begins and appeared in 41 video games. In the course of the course of his profession he has began a complete of 104 video games, successful a Tremendous Bowl with the Eagles in 2017.

If he indicators with the Chiefs (8-1) he must be out there in time to play on Sunday November 29th versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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