Ravens undrafted rookie safety Brynden Trawick's $21,000 fine has been reduced upon appeal, cut in half to $10,500.

"Yeah, it's not as bad now," Trawick told The Baltimore Sun. "It still hurts."

Trawick was fined for an unpenalized collision on a third quarter special-teams play during the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The NFL fined Trawick for an illegal blindside block, regarded as unnecessary roughness by vice president of football operations Merton Hanks.

Trawick, who caused Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones to sprain his right medial collateral ligament, was cut by the Ravens on Monday. After clearing waivers, he joined the Ravens' practice squad on Tuesday.

"I understand this is a business and they made a business decision," Trawick said. "I'm just happy to hav ea job. I'm going to go out with the same attitude as before, upbeat and practice hard and try to learn.

"They didn't give a reason why, it was just a business decision from the top. I just got to live with it and keep pushing."

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