Jarvis Jenkins fined $16,000 for roughing the passer penalty

Friday September 12th, 2014

Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has been fined $16,000 for the roughing the passer penalty he incurred during Washington's season-opening loss to the Houston Texans, according to a report from Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington.

A four-year veteran, Jenkins was penalized in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game when he hit Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick just after Fitzpatrick had released a pass. Though Fitzpatrick's pass fell incomplete, the penalty moved the Texans from their own 23-yard line to the 38-yard line.

El-Bashir reports that Jenkins will appeal the fine.

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Jenkins, who earns $54,540 per game, recorded three tackles during his team's week one loss in Houston. Washington will play the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) at home on Sunday.

- Christopher Woody

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