Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been fined $16,537 by the NFL for roughing the passer in the team's game against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.
Watt received the fine because he was penalized twice for hitting Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel too low. He hit Manuel nine times during the game.
An early contender for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Watt has 15 tackles, two sacks and an interception return for touchdown this season.
Watt was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance against the Bills, when Watt returned that interception 79 yards for a touchdown to go along with those five tackles in the Texans' 23-17 win.
The 25-year-old signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Texans before the season.
The Texans (3-1) travel to the Cowboys (3-1) on Sunday.
- Ben Estes