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Jaguars DL Fined for Hit That Injured Kenny Pickett



Jaguars defensive lineman Adam Gotsis was fined $7,167 for roughing the passer on the hit that injured Kenny Pickett. That play was not called a penalty on the field. Keanu Neal, who was hit with a penalty for his hit on Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was not fined for his hit.

Pickett injured his ribs but ended up playing against the Titans, leading Pittsburgh to a 20-16 victory. Kenny Pickett missed the rest of the game and Mitch Trubisky threw two interceptions in relief during the second half of the game that led to their 20-10 loss at home against Jacksonville.

Gotsis was far from the only player fined in the game, with the Steelers receiving two fines from the NFL on separate incidents in the game.

Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt was fined for a hit on Lawrence in Week 8 and Steelers safety Damontae Kazee was fined twice for unnecessary roughness.

Watt was fined $16,391 for hitting Lawrence on a play in the first quarter of the Steelers’ 20-10 loss to the Jaguars. Watt was not flagged on the play.

Kazee racked up two fines, each $11,806 for two hits that were called by the league unnecessary roughness. Both came on the same drive in the second quarter, and in fact were on back-to-back plays. One was a tackle on Travis Etienne and the other on Calvin Ridley. Kazee intercepted Lawrence on the following play.

Wide receiver Diontae Johnson was not fined for his postgame comments that ripped the officials for numerous calls in the game.