Antwione Williams, a second-year linebacker, was fined $20,000 for his hit on Cody Kessler.
The NFL's premium on player safety has led to several questionable penalties this preseason, and now it's taking a toll on defensive players' wallets as well.
The Georgia Southern product was flagged for roughing the passer in Minnesota's preseason matchup with Jacksonville on Saturday, penalized for violating the NFL's policy on "stuffing" a quarterback into the ground.
But did the league go too far in flagging Williams and subsequently fining him? While there's some confusion over new player safety rules, this fine might be a bit of a stretch. You can watch the play in question here.