Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman was fined $55,000 for unnecessary roughness/use of helmet linked to a play he made in a Week 7 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN reported.
The play occurred in the first quarter of the Oct. 24 game when Perryman attempted to tackle Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. The Raiders won 33-22. and Hurts played 100 percent of the offensive snaps in the game.
No penalty flag was called on the play.
ESPN said Perryman, 28, is appealing the fine.
The amount of the fine indicates Perryman is a repeat offender when it comes to use of helmet. The fine for a first offense is $20,600, and it’s $41,200 for a second offense, ESPN reported.
Heading into Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Perryman is fourth in the NFL with 91 tackles. He is in his first season with the Raiders after spending six in the Chargers organization and has started all eight games.
In the offseason he signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Carolina Panthers, who traded him and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick in August to the Raiders for a sixth-round draft pick in 2022.
–Field Level Media