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Patriots' Julian Edelman Fined Three Times for $63K for Unnecessary Roughness vs. Bills

Edelman racked up $63,504 in fines for three separate instances during last week's win vs. the Bills.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was fined a total of $63,504 for unnecessary roughness during New England's Week 16 win against the Bills.

Edelman incurred three separate fines during the game. The first fine cost him $10,026, while the second and third each cost him $26,739.

The first incident occurred during the first quarter, when he was penalized after initially signaling for fair catch on a punt before blocking Buffalo safety Siran Neal. He also was fined for two illegal crack-back blocks.

According to ESPN, Edelman will likely forfeit roughly 40% of his gameday check unless he appeals the NFL's decision. 

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