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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Cardinals' linemen fined $15,000 total

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The NFL has levied $7,500 fines against Cardinals offensive linemen Reggie Wells and Mike Gandy for their actions during a Week 1 game at San Francisco.

Gandy delivered a late hit near the goal line, drawing a penalty for unnecessary roughness. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has cracked down on penalties, but this one did not seem to bother him as much. It was an aggressive play near the goal line, though obviously late.

Wells' fine stemmed from a clipping penalty he incurred during Edgerrin James' third-quarter run on first-and-goal from the 8. The Cardinals settled for a field goal on the drive. Wells thought the block was legal. Whisenhunt said he would seek clarification from the league.