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New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams fined $10K for late hit

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Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams (56) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams was fined $10,609 for a late hit out of bounds on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, NFL Network reported Saturday.

The incident occurred in a preseason game on Aug. 12 when Hurts already had stepped out of bounds, taking the full force of Williams’ blow to the left shoulder. Williams also appeared to make contact with Hurts’ facemask.

Williams drew a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness on the play and also drew the ire of his own coach, Robert Saleh.

“I talked to Quincy after the game,” Saleh said. “Egregiously awful from Quincy, and he knows that. He knows better. It’s one thing to make a mistake in a game, it’s another thing to make a mistake that leads to points, touchdowns.”

The play happened on the Eagles’ opening drive and Philadelphia went on to score a touchdown.

“I should’ve (slowed) down. It was dumb on me,” Williams said, according to ESPN. “… It was like of like one of those learning moments. Just let up. I wasn’t paying attention to where the sideline was.”

–Field Level Media