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Nick Sundberg Fined For Unnecessary Roughness Penalty

The long snapper was docked $7,875 by the league Wednesday for an unnecessary roughness penalty called on the first play of the second quarter in the game against the Packers.


ASHBURN – Nick Sundberg was fined $7,875 by the league on Wednesday for an unnecessary roughness penalty incurred in the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Packers on Sunday, two people familiar with the matter told The Free Lance-Star.


Sundberg, the Redskins’ long snapper, was flagged for lowering his right shoulder into strong safety M.D. Jennings during a punt by Sav Rocca on the very first play of the second quarter. Sundberg was originally called for holding on Lane Johnson, a penalty that was declined, and was hit from behind by Robert Francois before Sundberg hit Jennings in retaliation.

The penalty allowed the Packers to take over at their own 25-yard line, instead of their own 10, where Randall Cobb fair caught the punt. The Packers went 75 yards over eight plays to take a 17-0 lead at the end of that possession.

It was the first penalty called on Sundberg since he made his debut with the Redskins in 2010.