FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Veteran New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter said Friday that he has been fined $15,000 for his roughing-the-passer penalty against Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman in last Sunday's victory. Carter said he plans to appeal.
Carter explained that he was targeting the legal area to hit quarterbacks, and he surged toward Grossman when Grossman moved at the last moment. Referee Jeff Triplette flagged Carter, who was fighting off a block, for going low on Grossman.