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Wilkerson, Coples to appeal fines

Updated: October 3, 2013, 5:51 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets defensive players Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples said they both plan to appeal NFL fines for hits on Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, who was sent to a local hospital with a hip injury after the play.

Despite the injury, Locker said he didn't think either hit was malicious, but the league fined Wilkerson $15,785 for an initial hit citing roughing the passer, and Coples was fined $7,875 for an inappropriate hit.

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