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Browns rookie DT Phil Taylor fined $7,500 for hit on Dolphins QB Chad Henne, league source confirms

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 28, 2011
Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor watches during practice at the NFL football team's training camp Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Browns rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for hitting Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne this past Sunday in the fourth quarter, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal.

Taylor is in the process of appealing the fine, the source said. The fine was first reported by Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram.

On second-and-8 from the Browns' 44-yard line, Henne scrambled and ran to his right for a 6-yard gain. After Henne slid to the ground, Taylor landed on him and was called for a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. Taylor received a letter notifying him about the fine today.

Taylor, the Browns' first-round pick (21st overall) in this year's draft, ranks second on the team with 18 tackles. He recorded his first sack against the Dolphins.


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