Vikings DE Edwards fined $25,000 for unnecessary roughness
The NFL has fined another member of the Minnesota Vikings defensive line for unnecessary roughness.
Edwards' fine came the same week that the NFL fined the Vikings' other defensive end, Jared Allen, $25,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers earlier this month. Allen, who has been fined a total of $80,000 this season for various infractions, faced a possible suspension before pleading his case Tuesday in the league's New York office.
It was a long week for Minnesota's defensive line. In addition to the fines for Edwards and Allen, Pro Bowl defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams spent Thursday at the NFL offices to appeal four-game suspensions after reportedly testing positive for a banned diuretic.
Kevin Seifert covers the NFC North for ESPN.com.
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