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Texans linebacker Brian Cushing fined $16,537 for hitting Joe Flacco in head area
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing fined $16,537 for hitting Joe Flacco in head area

Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing has been fined $16,537 for striking Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the head area last Sunday, according to a league spokesman. The hit drew a roughing-the-passer penalty. Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith wasn't fined for his hit on Texans quarterback Case Keenum, which drew a personal foul in the 23-15 loss at NRG Stadium. Texans defensive linemen Jerrell Powe and J.J. Watt also weren't fined for personal fouls against the Ravens, including a roughing-the-passer penalty on Watt.  

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