Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/19/14
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When Packers tight end Ryan Taylor found out last week that he was being fined 21,000 by the NFL for what it deemed to be an illegal block, the 24-year-old backup did not take the news well."I almost had a heart attack," Taylor said Wednesday at his locker. "I was on the plane and it was definitely a surprise."Taylor, a seventh-round pick in 2011, will make 465,000 this season. Once taxes are accounted for, this fine will likely reduce his take-home salary by nearly eight percent."It's a big hit to my pocketbook," Taylor said. "I guess it comes with the territory."This is only the second time in his life that Taylor ever spent that much money in one day."I bought a car; that's about it," Taylor said. "I didn't really make a decision on that hit, though. I made a decision on the car. I don't have much to show for that (hit)."Taylor's impactful block happened on a 28-yard punt return by ...
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